Few women directors, report finds
The Boston Club, an organization of female professionals and businesspeople, released a report today showing that although college-educated women have been instrumental in the growth of the family incomes of Massachusetts' working couples over the past two decades, they are still extremely underrepresented on corporate boards. Despite gains in education, pay and rank, women today make up only nine percent of the board members of the state's top 100 firms---2.7% less than the national average among Fortune 500 companies. Minority board members are even less common, and hold only five percent of corporate board chairs in Massachusetts based companies.
See DIANE E. LEWIS, The Boston Globe, November 7, 2001