Blair Jones Featured in Fall 2016 Issue of C-Suite Magazine
Blair Jones was quoted in the feature article, “All On Board,” in the Fall 2016 issue of C-Suite magazine.
There’s more than meets the eye in terms of gender diversity as well. The overall numbers are up, but leadership positions are still low. Just 7.6% of all S&P 500 board leadership positions—CEO-Chair,non-executive chair or lead director—were filled by females in 2016. That is an increase from 5.6% in 2012, but it still falls well behind the overall percentage of women on boards, and of course, far beneath levels of parity.
“The first step was getting women on boards, and now that women are on boards in larger numbers, there should naturally be more opportunities for them to serve as non-executive chairs or lead directors,” said Blair Jones, Managing Director of Semler Brossy, who contributed independent commentary for the recent Equilar report, Board Composition and Recruiting Trends 2016. “Barriers can exist where there is not a natural rotation that opens up chair slots, or tenure dictates chair or lead director designations ahead of skill sets.”
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