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Fortune 500 companies have 5,449 board of director seats1. Based on our research:

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Diverse Boards 
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Mogul examined the boards of the Fortune 500. 
Our findings reveal the current state of board diversity.

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of Fortune 500 board chairs are white men


of Fortune 500 board members are female


of Fortune 500 board chairs are white


Changes from the 2021 Fortune 500 list

  • Most new board members this year are predominantly white and male (68%)
  • More companies have zero ethnic diversity since last year (15 last year vs. 22 this year)
  • Two companies on the 2022 Fortune 500 list have no women and no ethnic diversity (an improvement from 2021, in which three companies had zero diversity)
  • 22 companies have gender diversity but no ethnic diversity (15 had zero ethnic representation on the 2021 list)

  • Board members remain predominantly male:  69% male vs. 31% female
  • Board members remain predominantly white: 78.4% white vs. 22.6% non-white
  • Board leadership is extremely homogeneous: The most influential roles on boards–board chairs– are 91.3% white and 82.4% white male
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