theBoardlist and The U.S. 30% Club Announce Strategic Partnership to Improve Diversity in the Boardroom
Today, The U.S. 30% Club and theBoardlist announced a strategic partnership to improve gender diversity in the boardroom, expanding the network of board-ready women and promoting participants in The U.S. 30% Club’s Future Female Directors program. Every Future Female Director is sponsored directly by their CEO or Chairman as a highly-qualified, board-ready candidate and receives the support of The Club’s executive search members throughout the nomination process.. Since the program’s launch in 2016, 9 participants have been appointed to serve on their first public company board.
The U.S. 30% Club launched in 2014 with a goal of achieving 30% female directors on S&P 100 boards by 2020. Its members, including founding chairman Peter T. Grauer and founding members Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg and Larry Fink, have also made commitments to increase gender diversity throughout their entire organizations.
Through this dynamic pairing, The U.S. 30% Club and theBoardlist will expand the network of senior leaders and board directors working to promote and discover outstanding board-ready women in an effort to achieve more balanced corporate governance.
“Robust networks like theBoardlist help dispel the myth that there aren’t enough highly-qualified, board-ready women vying for directorships,” said Peter T. Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg LP and founding chairman of The U.S. 30% Club. “Our aim in this partnership is to connect the accomplished participants of our Future Female Directors program with even more opportunities to serve on company boards.”
“The U.S. 30% Club understands that gender balance takes commitment and collaboration from all parts of business,” said Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder of theBoardlist. “We celebrate the work they have done to improve diversity and are excited to welcome their community to theBoardlist.”
About The U.S. 30% Club
The US 30% Club is a group of business leaders committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations through voluntary actions. The club launched in 2014 with an aspirational goal of achieving 30% women on S&P 500 boards by the end of 2020. Today, there are more than 70 U.S. chairman and CEO members committed to using a range of levers to achieve meaningful, sustainable change. Learn more at https://us.30percentclub.org/
theBoardlist is a curated talent marketplace that connects highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards. Starting with the technology industry and now expanded across many verticals, theBoardlist offers public and private companies a platform to accelerate opportunities for women to achieve at the highest levels. Follow theBoardlist on Twitter @theBoardlist.