advertisement
advertisement

Etsy adds another woman to its board, achieves rare gender parity

Etsy passed another milestone in its push to create a more diverse company. Peggy Smyth, the U.S. CFO for National Grid, was elected to Etsy’s board at the annual stockholders’ meeting yesterday. With that, Etsy became one of very few publicly traded companies (and one of the only publicly traded tech companies) to achieve gender … Continue reading “Etsy adds another woman to its board, achieves rare gender parity”

advertisement
advertisement

Etsy passed another milestone in its push to create a more diverse company. Peggy Smyth, the U.S. CFO for National Grid, was elected to Etsy’s board at the annual stockholders’ meeting yesterday.

advertisement

With that, Etsy became one of very few publicly traded companies (and one of the only publicly traded tech companies) to achieve gender parity on its board. Right now, women hold 19.2% of board seats at S&P 500 companies in the U.S, according to Catalyst Research.

About the author

Lydia Dishman is a reporter writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

More