Equilar Index Shows Four in Five Russell 3000 Boards Have at Least One Woman Director

Equilar released its Gender Diversity Index (GDI) for Q1 2018, which reported an increase in the number of women on Russell 3000 boards from 16.5% in Q4 2017 to 16.9% in Q1 2018. The GDI showed that nearly one-third (32%) of all new Russell 3000 company board seats in Q1 2018 went to women. The percentage of all-male boards on the index dipped below 20% for the first time ever—decreasing from 22.5% in Q1 2017 to 19.5% in Q1 2018. A summary of the index is available here.