2023 Breakfast of Corporate Champions - Janice Ellig

Inspiration And Insights
2 min readNov 21, 2023
Janice Ellig — Breakfast of Corporate Champions

The 2023 event honored 233 S&P 500 and F1000 companies who had 40% or more women on their corporate board including 78 who had met or exceeded the 50% parity threshold. We were also pleased to feature an entirely female panel of CEOs to share their insights on continuing to move the needle.

We believe the potential for women should be unlimited and opportunities should be as well.

Seats on corporate boards represent a leadership frontier for women. Women hold far fewer than half of S&P 500/ F1000 board seats despite repeated studies by McKinsey, Credit Suisse, and others that confirm what progressive companies already know: gender balance in the boardroom contributes to better decision making and a better bottom line.

In 2011 our Forum founded our Corporate Board Initiative to accelerate the advancement of women on corporate boards across all industry sectors. Our strategy reflects our belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. Our initiative focuses on the game-changers: CEOs, Chairman, Nom./Gov. chairs and Directors who can truly accelerate the advancement of women on boards, with the overarching goal of achieving gender balance on corporate boards by 2025.

Janice Ellig — Breakfast of Corporate Champions

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