We are pleased to announce that for 2016, Guardian has been named a Winning “W” Company, 2020 Women on Boards’ highest award. This honor is given to companies that champion diversity by having 20 percent or more of their board seats held by women.
2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign working to increase the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or more by the year 2020. Of the 1,745 boards the organization evaluated in 2016, only 704, or 40 percent, achieved Winning Company status.
Although we were just recently recognized by 2020 Women on Boards, women have represented at least 25 percent of Guardian’s Board of Directors since 2012.
2020 Women on Boards conducts research studies about the gender composition of the boards of directors of U.S. companies. The cornerstone of the 2020 Women on Boards campaign is the 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, a database of public and private companies categorized by the gender composition of their boards. The 2020 Gender Diversity Index (see chart below) tracks the percentage of board seats held by women among the 2010 Fortune 1000 list of companies.