“What helped drive her success against the odds as a female and a minority, she said, was a sense of being an agent of change who could accomplish meaningful things in her roles as an executive and board member. She didn’t want to be present merely to enable companies to “just check the box” on diversity and inclusion. . . .
“Pittsburgh was one of 19 cities in the U.S. that held events Thursday to promote inclusion of women in board rooms. Founded in 2010, the organization’s mission is for women to hold 20 percent of board seats by the year 2020. . . .
“The group surpassed its goal this year. Women comprise 20.8 percent of board seats on 801 companies it tracked among Fortune 1000 firms. That’s up from 19.7 percent in 2016.”