Only One Major U.S. Entertainment Company Board Has Achieved Gender Parity | Chart

”We want you to present the best candidate, but she needs to be a she,“ says one analyst on how to increase gender parity

Only one major entertainment company has already met the goal set by the 50/50 Women on Boards advocacy organization, which seeks gender parity on boards of directors, according to data recently released by the organization.

Of 11 major entertainment companies included in WOB’s 2021 report on U.S. public companies and examined by TheWrap, only ViacomCBS has achieved gender parity with seven board members out of 13, or 53.8%. Notably, the company — the result of a re-merger of Viacom and CBS in 2019 — is also chaired by a woman, Shari Redstone.

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Diane Haithman

Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • • @dhaithman