Source: Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation Study of Women on Boards of Colorado Public Companies as of 12/31/18. Infographic developed by Orange Marketing.
Gary Goldberg is not only an exceptional leader of his own company which has five women on their board but also reached out to his fellow Fortune 1000 CEOs to encourage them to consider adding more women to their boards. The work Gary did along with Carol Burt, Rose Robeson and Gloria Zamora made a very big difference. Colorado Fortune 1000 companies ended 2018 with 22% women on their boards versus 15% three years ago—a 7 p.p. increase.
“We hope to be a role model for other companies. If we can do it, other companies can too. A diverse board is important for two reasons. First, it better represents the company’s employees. Second, it improves the quality and thoughtfulness of decision making. We’ve been so thrilled with the quality of women and men of color that have been interested in joining. We’re planning on continuing the process.” Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita