Board of Directors Recognized for Diversity
November 08, 2017
Executive Women of New Jersey(EWNJ) recently offered 22 public companies in the state, including Honeywell, for having three or more women on the board of directors: Linnet Deily, Grace Lieblein, and Robin Washington. "A Seat at the Table Honor Roll" award was presented toHoneywell Senior Vice President and General Counsel Anne Maddenby Barbara E. Kauffman, EWNJ President Elect, at its Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfastin New Brunswick, NJ. EWNJ is anexecutive women's network in New Jersey that supports and showcases theadvancement of women to top leadership positions and promotes gender diversityin the boardroom.
Anne Madden (center) accepts the award from Barbara E. Kauffman (right) and Gayle Gannon (left)
“These organizations have taken steps to create corporate cultures thatrecognize the value that gender diversity delivers," said Michellene Davis, Esq., President of EWNJ and EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. "While we still have a longway to go in ensuring that women and people of color have equal access toopportunity in top corporate leadership, we're seeing that our work is makingan impact.”
Honeywell's board gender diversityachievement is noted in the “A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women & BoardLeadership” report, which was produced by EWNJ based on research done by PwC.The report draws on PwC's analysis of 2017 data on women in New Jersey's publiccorporate boards and includes statistics on the representation of women on theboards of New Jersey's 95 publicly-held companies in the Russell 3000.
Women in New Jersey's top companies (the 95 inthe Russell 3000) hold 16.9% of board seats, slightly ahead of the national averageof 14.1% in Russell 3000 companies overall.