Top board directors and CEOs are paving the way for both women and Latinos in the corporate boardroom. Currently, the vast majority of board members in the Fortune 500 continue to be white men with women representing about 20% of corporate board directors. Yet although women of color are considered one of the fastest growing and most influential segments in business, they only hold about 4% of board positions. Latinas in the board room are especially underrepresented. In fact, we need 11 times as many Latinas to be in proportion to the U.S. population.
The Women’s Leadership Foundation is taking an active role in raising the awareness of this issue and improving these statistics by ensuring Latinas participate in Corporate Boardbound, and by hosting a variety of workshops focusing on Latinas.
Nilsa is a Corporate Boardbound Alumna who joined the board of NioCorp in September 2017. Her leadership skills, Senior Executive experience and financial expertise will make an impact. Congrats Nilsa & NioCorp!
Cynthia Dianne Mares is District Court Judge of the 18th Judicial District. She is also adding value to boards as a cybersecurity expert. She is on the Advisory boards of Axon Global and FDHint.
Regina Rodriguez, Senior Partner, Hogan Lovells
Barbara Brohl, Principal and Founder of B J Brohl Strategies and former Executive Director of Colorado Department of Revenue