March 1, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Urban Outfitters, Inc. was recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company for its commitment to board diversity having 20% or more of our board seats held by women.
2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.
491 CEOs received 2020 Women on Boards' Winning "W" Certificates, recognizing their commitment to gender diversity in the boardroom. Winning "W" Companies is the 2020 campaign's designation for companies that have 20% or more of their board seats held by women. 45 more companies are on this year's "W" list than last year and 256 companies were named to this year's Honor Roll for being on the "W" list for three consecutive years.
Diversity of thought is essential to good corporate governance and corporate boards of directors should reflect company stakeholders: their customers, employees, and shareholders. The best boards harvest diverse experience, skills, and perspective to obtain optimal decisions.