Jul 2016 Jul '16
The Forum of Executive Women (Forum) applauds the fact that the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering recommending that the SEC propose amendments to the proxy rules to require additional disclosure about the diversity of board members and nominees. We are also encouraged by your recent speech indicating that the SEC Staff is, in fact, preparing such proposal “to require companies to include in their proxy statements more meaningful board diversity disclosures on their board members and nominees. “The Forum strongly supports gender and racial/ethnic diversity in the boardroom and enthusiastically favors the strengthening of existing proxy rules to require companies to disclose the gender and racial/ethnic composition of their boards and nominees for directors. We, therefore, submit the following comments.
Click Forum Letter To SEC 6/29/16 to read more.