PA House Passes Resolution on Board Diversity

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Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) addressed members of the media and attendees at a news conference in the rotunda of the Ryan Office Building in the State Capitol Complex on April 26 to announce a resolution supported by The Forum of Executive Women of Greater Philadelphia. The resolution urges for-profit businesses and nonprofit institutions doing business in Pennsylvania to have a minimum of 30 percent women directors by Dec. 31, 2020, and measure their progress annually toward a goal of equal representation of men and women in leadership positions. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 189-0. Pictured with Harper (front row, third from right) and supporters Marguerite Quinn (R-Montgomery) (front row, second from right) and Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) (front row, far left) are members of The Forum of Executive Women and representatives of constituencies around the state who support the resolution and its goal.

If you would like to read the body of the resolution, please go to:  https://legiscan.com/PA/text/HR273/id/1600747/Pennsylvania-2017-HR273-Introduced.pdf.

Photo Credit: Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus