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Report finds more women holding top positions at Wisconsin's 50 biggest public companies

Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 12:07:53-04

A report shows that the percentage of women on the boards of Wisconsin's top 50 public companies has reached an all-time high.

According to Milwaukee Women, a nonprofit that works to achieve balanced representation of women on boards of directors, shows that women make up 21.1 percent of seats on boards of Wisconsin's biggest public companies. That is an increase of 0.3 percent from 2019.

Also, 8 percent of companies were found to have four or more women board memebers which is up from 6.7 percent in 2019.

“We continued to move the needle with the percentage of women directors on the boards of the top 50 Wisconsin public companies the highest since we began measuring. While this continued momentum is exciting, there is still much work to be done,” said Pat Ackerman, senior vice president of A.O. Smith Corporation and chair of Milwaukee Women inc.

Milwaukee Women hopes to increase those numebrs to 25 percent by 2025. You can read the entire report here.

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