A 2015 national survey of the nation’s electric co-op boards showed that women now make up about ten percent (PPT) of all directors who participated in the survey.

Gender diversity on corporate boards of all types is a leading governance topic today.

While the National Director Survey conducted by NRECA’s National Consulting Group showed that men comprise about 84 percent of electric co-op boards, that number is comparable to a June study of 500 Standard & Poor’s corporations that found men held just over 80 percent of for-profit board seats.

Read about the pathways two co-op women took to get their leadership positions on the boards they serve.

  • Ruby Woods kept her eyes on the prize at Snapping Shoals EMC.

  • Suzy Morgan says her appointment to Wake Electric EMC was total surprise.

Are you interested in gender diversity in boardrooms? Here are several resources.