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Women Serving on Minnesota’s Corporate Boards

A look at the state’s top 100 public companies

Women Corporate Directors
by Seats

(Based on SEC filings as of June 30, 2010)

  • Women hold 14.3 percent (116) of the 814 available board seats in Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly held companies, a net decrease of three seats from The 2009 Minnesota Census. The overall percentage of seats held by women corporate directors has not increased over the past three years.
  • The percentage of seats held by women corporate directors tends to increase with company size.
Graph Dir By Co Size

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Women Corporate Directors
by Company

  • Women serve on the boards of 72 of Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly held companies, a decrease of one company from 2009.
  • Six of the top 100 companies have three or more women corporate directors (down from nine in 2009), 25 companies have two women corporate directors, 41 have one woman corporate director and 28 have none.
  • Minnesota companies reporting larger revenues tend to have a greater number and percentage of women
    corporate directors than smaller companies.
    • Of the 17 Minnesota Fortune® 500 companies, three have three or more women corporate directors, 10 have two women corporate directors, three have one woman corporate director and one (Nash Finch Co.) has none.
    • Of the eight Minnesota Fortune® 501–1000 companies, none have three or more women corporate directors, two have two women corporate directors and six have one.
    • Of the remaining 75 Minnesota companies in the Census (whose revenues range from $17 million to $1.5 billion), three have three or more women corporate directors, 13 have two women corporate directors, 32 have one and 27 have none.
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