By John Hackston | November 11, 2020

Here’s some good news: There are more women, and more minority ethnic people, on the boards of U.S. companies than ever before. However, there is bad news, as well. These groups are still under-represented. Just over a quarter of directors are women and just over 10 percent are non-white (compared with approximately 50 percent and 40 percent, respectively, in the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau). At the start of 2020, there were more CEOs of S&P100 companies named John than there were women CEOs, and there were more directors named John, Robert, William, or James than all the women directors of these companies.

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