Where Women Stand on Colorado Corporate Boards

How well are women represented on Colorado public-company boards? Better than in the past. Click here to read the full article published on August 27, 2018 in Denver Business Journal.

Colorado’s boardrooms are short on women, and that’s bad for business. Click Here to read the full article published on May 8, 2018 in The Denver Post.



The Women’s Leadership Foundation conducted a census of all public company boards headquartered in Colorado as of June 30, 2018.  Here is a summary of the results.

Colorado is making slow progress

  • From 7.7% in 2011 to 13.5% in 2018—less than 1 p.p. per year
  • 40% of Colorado companies have all-male boards
  • 23% of new board positions in 1H18 went to women
  • Only 12.7% named executive officers are women so pipeline is sparse

Colorado is lagging national averages

  • 1.6 p.p. below national average for Fortune 1000 companies in 2017
  • 23rd out of 24 states for Fortune 1000 companies of states with 10 or more
  • 1.6 p.p. below national average for Russell 3000 companies in 1H18

Colorado is committed to marked improvement

  • Colorado CEOs and Board Members are committed to 50% improvement between 2015 and 2018
  • Colorado Legislative Resolution urges corporate boards to add women on boards by 2020

Follow this link to download the presentation.  Women on Colorado Boards as of June 2018

Follow this link to see how many women are on individual company boards.  Rank of Colorado Companies by Women on Boards as of June 2018

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