Women of Color on Corporate Boards: How Do We Move the Needle?

VIRTUAL – Fireside Chat with Shirley Franklin interviewed by Maria Saporta

Progress is being made on increasing the number of women on corporate boards.  In Georgia over 17% of board members are women driven by the fact that 35% of open seats were filled with women in the past year.  But women of color in Georgia occupy only 3.4% of total board seats … almost on par with the S&P 500 at 3.5% but both Georgia and the S&P 500 are woefully low, especially when you consider that women of color are almost 20% of the U.S. population.  What needs to happen to accelerate progress?  Shirley Franklin and Maria Saporta are going to give us their perspectives.

Shirley Franklin is the former Mayor of Atlanta and executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Purpose Built Communities.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mueller Water Products, is chairman of the Board of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and serves on the Board of the Volcker Alliance and the CDC Foundation.  Shirley is a former member of the Delta Air Lines Inc. Board of Directors.

Maria Saporta, the editor of the SaportaReport, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Virtual Fireside Chat

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