Women Directors International 2004 Report:
"Women Corporate Directors in California-Based Fortune 1000
74.3% of 105
California-based Fortune 1000 companies
have women directors.
Only 12% of
corporate board seats are held by women in the 105 companies.
In the F500, California
surpasses the national percentage of women on corporate boards: 14.3% of
board seats are held by women in California based F500 companies compared to
13.6% female representation on boards nationally.
California-based companies ranked from 501-1000 have a much lower percentage
of women on their boards: 9.2% -- a significant 5.1% drop from the F500
companies' percentage of women directors.
first with the most women on its board is Golden West Financial Corporation
with five women directors out of nine (55.6%). It has the highest percentage
of women directors in the F1000 with more women than men on its board.
second is Wellpoint Health Networks, Inc. with four women out of nine board
directors (44.4%). Health care corporations are well represented in the Top
Ten Companies with the highest percentage of women directors -- Wellpoint
Health Networks, Inc. (2nd), McKesson Corporation (3rd),
PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. (7th), Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.
(8th), and Davita, Inc (8th).
California industry with the best percentage of women directors is the finance
industry with 33.3% of board seats held by women.
fared badly in placing women on their boards are the computer (9.9% female
directors), semiconductor (4.4%) and entertainment industries (9.4%).
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