Research Reports

Since its inception in 2004, The Leaderboard has analyzed domestic public companies of all sizes to track the progression of women in the corporate boardroom. In our 2015 report, we noted that only 14.1% of board seats in the Russell 3000 were held by women. We’ve made meaningful strides since 2015, with 50/50 Women on Boards reporting that 29.2% of Russell 3000 board seats were occupied by women as of September 30, 2023. Additionally, 36.5% of the 455 new directors who joined boards in Q3 2023 were women. 

The Leaderboard brings a unique perspective to these findings, with many of its member organizations publishing similar research, but at a regional level where our member organizations serve their local communities. Below are the research findings from our member organizations. For additional reporting from prior years, see the Archived Reports link at the bottom of this page.

BoardBound By Women’s Leadership Foundation, Colorado

Women on Colorado Boards
State of the State, 2023

Executive Alliance, Maryland

2023 Census Report
Women Board Directors in Maryland

Inforum, Michigan

Women’s Leadership in Michigan Public Companies 2024
Is Diversity Peaking?

OnBoard, Georgia

Women in the Boardroom of Georgia Public Companies
2023 Annual Study

OnBoardNC, North Carolina

Diversity of the 50 Largest Publicly Traded Companies in North Carolina, 2021
In Partnership with UNC Director Diversity Initiative

The Boston Club, Massachusetts

Toward Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership
The 2023 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies

The Forum of Executive Women, Pennsylvania

Women in Leadership 2023
A Status Report on Women Leaders in Corporate Boardrooms and Executive Offices

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