Rapid Growth: Ilitch School collaborates with Inforum, creates Michigan Women’s Leadership Report
In collaboration with the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, Inforum’s biennial Michigan Women’s Leadership Report seeks to shine a light on the makeup of women at the highest levels within public companies throughout the state, which it has been doing since the report’s inception in 2003. Currently analyzing the makeup of 77 companies categorized into three tiers based on revenue and market capitalization, the report quantifies the diversity within the company’s executive officers, named executive officers, and board of director roles. “The biggest change has been on boards of directors. Because we have changed our methodology slightly [over time], we can’t do a direct comparison in all respects, but a sample of 21 of Michigan’s largest public companies shows that the percentage of women directors on their boards has increased from 16 percent to 29 percent since 2007,” says Puckett-Wood, Inforum vice president of corporate and member engagement.