Progress slows on path to gender parity in the board room

    "Board Room" by Marc-Anthony Macon is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The days when only men sat on U.S. corporate boards are nearly extinct.

    But the pace at which boards are moving toward gender parity has slowed, and it'll likely be a decade before they’re evenly split.

    About one out of every four directors at U.S. publicly traded companies was a woman at the end of last year, at 26.7%.

    That’s up from 23.5% in 2020, and from just 15.1% five years earlier, according to executive-data firm Equilar.

    At the current pace, Equilar says corporate boardrooms could become 50% female by 2032.

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