A Seat at the Table

On October 29, 2019, Executive Women of New Jersey released our latest report on the number of women serving on boards and in the top leadership of public companies in New Jersey. The report, which is the only one of its kind in the state, was released at our biennial A Seat at the Table Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast at the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin. The key findings of the report, “A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women & Board Leadership,” were also presented at the breakfast, which was attended by more than 200 top executives.

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A Seat at the Table 2019 Honor Roll

Executive Women of New Jersey is proud to announce the release of the 2019 A Seat at the Table Honor Roll. This list consists of publicly traded New Jersey companies that have made a significant impact on gender diversity by appointing 3 or more women to their corporate boards.

Our research shows that companies that have boards with higher numbers of women deliver better returns on equity, sales, and capital. We are proud to showcase the following companies that recognize the value that women bring to the table.

American Water Works Company, Inc.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Burlington Stores
Campbell Soup Company
Celgene Corporation
CIT Group Inc.
Covanta Holding Corporation
Innophos Holdings Inc.
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Middlesex Water Company
New Jersey Resources
Newell Brands
OceanFirst Financial
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation
Prudential Financial, Inc.
PTC Therapeutics
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Realogy Holdings Corp.
South Jersey Industries
Tabula Rasa
The Children’s Place
Verisk Analytics, Inc.

EWNJ in the News

EWNJ had an excellent showing on ROI-NJ’s 2019 Influencers Power List! EWNJ congratulates President Barbara E. Kauffman, Immediate Past President Michellene Davis, Esq., and members: Leslie Anderson, Linda Bowden, Aisha Glover, Kim Ann Mink, Tammy Murphy, Maria Rollins, Judith Sheft, Michele Siekerka, Monica Smith, Christine Stearns, Melanie Willoughby, and Trish Zita on being named to this prestigious list.

Click here to check out the article and view the full list.

EWNJ President Barbara E. Kauffman also commented on the lack of women on this list. Click here to read the article.

EWNJ in the News

Former EWNJ Board Member Robin Walton and EWNJ Past President Michellene Davis, Esq. have been selected as 2 of NJBIZ’s Top 50 Women in Business for 2019! Robin Walton serves as Vice President for Community and Government Affairs at Thomas Edison State University and Michellene Davis, Esq. serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. The 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Awards Ceremony took place on March 25th.

Click here to view the full list.

EWNJ in the News

We are entering the review period for this year’s EWNJ Graduate Merit Awards Program! We have a number of amazing candidates and look forward to the furtherance of our mission to establish a pipeline of future women leaders. Check out the coverage of our scholarship program in NJBIZ and ROI-NJ.

A Seat at the Table

On October 29th 2019, we are hosting A Seat at the Table, our biennial gender diversity awards and power networking breakfast, featuring the release of our 2019 report on gender diversity on corporate boards! Stay tuned for more details. Click here to view our previous reports.