The Women’s Forum of North Carolina has released an Update and Call To Action on Women’s Participation on Key Boards and Commissions in North Carolina. This is the fourth report on women’s participation since the first report in 1999.
The report concludes that “little progress has been made towards increasing women’s participation on Power Boards in North Carolina.” “Power boards” are 24 boards and commissions that have a significant impact on policies affecting a majority of North Carolinians. The percentage of female board appointees has fallen from 28% in 2009 to 25% in 2018, with some boards having zero female representation.
“It will take a concerted effort by all stakeholders and North Carolina’s elected leaders to make changes so that critical governing boards reflect the diverse perspectives of all North Carolinians,” remarked Jayne Fleener, Ph.D., President of the Women’s Forum of North Carolina.
Reach the Press Release here.
Reach the Executive Summary here.
Reach the Full Report here.