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Beyer and Maloney To Host Gender Parity Forum

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Washington, October 23, 2017 | comments
Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will host experts on the path to gender parity in corporate leadership for a field hearing on Tuesday, October 24th in Longworth House Office Building.

WHAT:

Forum on Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership

WHEN:

October 24, 2017 at 3:00 to 4:30 PM

WHERE:

Longworth House Office Building Room 1539

WHO:

Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Serena Fong, Catalyst

Kiersten Barnet, 30 Percent Club

Kymberlee Dwinell, Northrop Grumman

Candace Duncan, Paradigm for Parity founding member

 

Women comprise 47 percent of the labor force, yet account for only 20 percent of corporate board seats for S&P 500 companies, according to the 2016 Missing Pieces Report by the Alliance for Board Diversity and Deloitte. For women of color, this figure stands at just four percent.

This number inches upward at the rate of roughly one percent annually, an unacceptably slow rate for achieving parity or even for achieving the oft-cited goal of 30 percent. This is despite numerous reports that have independently found that gender diversity at senior levels of corporate governance enhance that company’s performance.

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