2008 Minnesota Census - Women Corporate Directors and Executive Officers

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Call to Action

Twenty eight of the top 100 Minnesota public companies have no women directors, and 43 companies have only one woman on their boards.

A large number of qualified women candidates stand ready to join Minnesota public company boards, both in Minnesota and nationally. This report provides the names of 110 women who currently serve on Minnesota boards; most serve on only one Minnesota board and may have capacity to serve on more. In addition, Women Corporate Directors in Minnesota has 35 highly qualified and experienced women who may not currently serve on a Minnesota company board but who serve on at least one board outside the state.

To accelerate the pace at which women are added to boards, we urge companies to take advantage of these resources to help you enhance your board diversity.

Executive Search

Spencer Stuart has a global board of directors practice that helps clients identify candidates who meet specific criteria. For more information contact Susan Boren in Minneapolis at sboren@spencerstuart.com or 612-313-2000.

Free Networks

Three organizations provide access to databases of women who already have for-profit company board experience.

Research conducted by the St. Catherine University
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)
graduate program.