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  • 06.21.17

So much for progress: The number of women appointed to boards is declining

There were fewer women appointed to boards in 2016, marking the end of a seven-year streak of gains, according to Heidrick & Struggles’ annual analysis of  Fortune 500 boards. Specifically, only 27.8% of new director appointments at Fortune 500 companies were women, a 2% percent decline from the previous year. At this rate, it will take until 2032 to reach parity.