The nation's No. 2 retail discount chain, Target has
established a reputation for "cheap but chic" by
offering upscale, fashion-forward merchandise through
its 1,685 Target and Super Target stores in 48 states as
well as through Target.com.
Ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list and the third
largest company in the Minnesota Census sample,
Target has a board comprised of 13 directors, four of
whom are women (30.8%). Two of the women come
from financial services, one from retail services and
one from manufacturing:
- Roxanne Austin, president, Austin Investment
- Mary N. Dillon, executive vice president and
global chief marketing officer, McDonald's Corp.;
- Mary E. Minnick, partner, Lion Capital; and
- Anne M. Mulcahy, chair of the board and chief
executive officer, Xerox Corp.
- Roxanne Austin chairs the audit committee, and
Anne Mulcahy chairs the finance committee and
serves on the nominating committee.
Three of Target's 10 executive officers are women
(30%). These include Jodeen A. Kozlak, executive
vice president, human resources; Kathryn A. Tesija,
executive vice president, merchandising; and
Beth Jacob, senior vice president and chief
MTS Systems Corp.
MTS Systems is a leading global supplier of test
systems and industrial position sensors. The
company's testing hardware and software solutions
help customers accelerate and improve their design,
development and manufacturing processes and are
used for determining the mechanical behavior of
materials, products and structures. MTS had 1,575
employees and revenues of over $400 million in 2007.
The board of directors of MTS Systems is comprised
of eight directors, three of whom are women (37.5%):
- Laura B. Hamilton, president and chief executive
officer of MTS Systems, was appointed chair of the
board as of September 2008 after serving as a board
director since 2007.
- Lois S. Martin, senior vice president and chief
financial officer of Capella Education Co., has
served on the MTS Systems board since 2006.
- Barb J. Samardzich, vice president of Ford Motor
Co. and vice president of Powertrain Engineering,
received her appointment to the MTS board in 2001.
In addition, MTS Systems has appointed three women
executive officers among a total of five executive officer
positions (60%). These include Laura B. Hamilton,
president and chief executive officer; Susan E. Knight,
chief financial officer and vice president; and
Kathleen M. Staby, vice president, human resources.