University of Illinois Report Finds Corporate Boards Lack Gender and Race Diversity

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A first-of-its-kind report, required by a relatively new state law, finds that women and people of color are largely underrepresented among the boards of directors for 74 publicly-traded companies headquartered in Illinois. Getty Images
empty board room
A first-of-its-kind report, required by a relatively new state law, finds that women and people of color are largely underrepresented among the boards of directors for 74 publicly-traded companies headquartered in Illinois. Getty Images

University of Illinois Report Finds Corporate Boards Lack Gender and Race Diversity

Illinois publicly-traded companies have been required to submit demographic information about its board leadership since 2020.

Reset talks with WBEZ’s Odette Yousef about the state’s first-ever corporate diversity report and how Illinois could use the data to improve gender and racial representation at the top-tier level.

GUEST: Odette Yousef, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter.