“We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York for our exceptionally talented and diverse Board of Directors at Aptar. Through this event, we have benefitted from learning from leading companies and building up a network with like-minded executives and directors. With 40% of our Board now consisting of women, and 30% of our Board comprised of persons of color, we are proud to be among the companies leading the way towards gender parity and greater diversity on corporate boards.” said Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar President and CEO.
Tanda also participated in a panel discussion entitled Reaching Higher – DEI Focused Boards which focused on accelerating opportunities for women, and what boards are doing to enhance the pace of change.
For 2021, the Women’s Forum recognized 243 companies, from the S&P 500 and FORTUNE 1000, that have achieved 35 %, or more, female representation on their corporate boards. All “Corporate Champion” honored companies, from 2011 to 2021, have exceeded the national average of board seats held by women (source: BoardEx, June 2021). The Women’s Forum recognizes the critical role of Aptar’s Board of Directors in accelerating change to help make gender equity a business priority, and for driving intent to action.
“We salute Aptar for their impressive success to achieve greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said BCC Founder and Chair, Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing “Corporate Board Initiative,” we’re proud to honor Aptar as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”
The Women’s Forum “Corporate Board Initiative” reflects the organization’s belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. The initiative focuses on company leadership, including CEOs, Directors, and Nominating and Governing Chairs, working to advance the appointment of women with the overarching goal to achieve gender parity on corporate boards.
To learn more about the Women’s Forum of New York, and the organization’s Corporate Board Initiative, please visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.