According to Businessweek, today, 29 companies in the S&P 500, or 9.4 percent, have no women on the board or among the five highest-paid executives. Among these are Discovery Communications, the co-owner of the Oprah Winfrey Network, and America’s largest maker of uniforms, Cintas.
Oprah’s audience is overwhelmingly women. What is wrong with this picture? Unfortunately, this is common across the board and board rooms. Women hold less than 15% of leadership positions in Corporate America and politics. We need to seriously make a change. With the state of the world — from toxins in our food, to oil spills poisoning our marine life, to the threat of more nuclear disasters, we need women’s voice at the table more than ever. What are you willing to do to make that happen?