Only 21 out of the largest 100 public companies based in Greater Philadelphia have board of directors that are more than 25 percent female.
That’s a slight improvement over last year when 19 companies reported that women held at least 25 percent of board seats.
Data compiled from U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission documents by national accounting and consulting giant PwC for the Forum of Executive Women also show that only two of the companies have 50 percent or more women on the board.
The information comes from the Forum’s annual Women in Leadership report, which this year was subtitled “A Status Report: Women Leaders in Boardrooms, Executive Suites and Elected Offices.”
The report was based on “information on the top public companies ranked by 2016 revenue as listed in the Philadelphia Business Journal.”
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