2020 Women on Boards Honors Woodard & Curran For its Diverse Board of Directors

Published: 7/12/2019

Woodard & Curran is proud to once again be named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women On Boards (2020WOB) for the representation of women on its corporate board. According to 2020WOB’s annual Gender Diversity Index, the national percentage of board seats held by women in 2018 was 17.7 percent, up 1.7 percent from 2017. The organization’s goal is to achieve 20 percent by 2020. 

“This honor reflects our dedication to diversity and inclusion not only with our employees, but on our corporate Board. We are truly a more effective board with this kind of diversity. And while I’m proud to be recognized for having a board make-up which is one-third women, I see this as a start and not the final goal. Broader diversity in all that we do will make us a stronger, more innovative firm,” said Woodard & Curran CEO and Board Chair Doug McKeown.  

Internal Board Member Mary House said, “Woodard & Curran’s corporate Board is high functioning and effective, which is due in part to the broad, diverse perspectives each Board member brings to the table in an environment that fosters all voices contributing to the strategic direction of the firm. We appreciate collaborating with each other and recognize our diversity makes us a stronger unit. It’s an honor be a part of this Board.”

"We applaud Mr. McKeown and the board committee of Woodard & Curran for engaging the diverse opinions and perspectives of both genders on their board," said 2020WOB CEO Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire. "Studies have shown that the varied perspectives of women are uniquely valuable to corporations and the challenges they face today.”

2020WOB’s global education and advocacy campaign is driving awareness and momentum towards the goal of making room for women at corporate tables across America. The organization chose 2020 as a benchmark to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment providing women with the right to vote. Woodard & Curran is honored to be recognized by this respected global brand and for being an advocate for advancing women to corporate boards.

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