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The Economic Opportunity Committee is researching the lack of women on corporate boards and how to address this issue. 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. The following link is to the 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, a database of public and private companies in the nation, categorized based on gender composition of their boards.

View the 2020 Gender Diversity Directory.

 

The following table shows the largest public companies in Washington State, their board composition by gender, and their diversity statement.

Company
State of Incorporation
Headquarters
Board Composition Company Diversity Statement
Amazon.com Inc1
DE
Seattle, WA
9 total members:
3 are women
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer — Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Costco Wholesale Corp2
WA
Issaquah, WA
11 total members:
2 are women
Costco has a diverse workforce. Our mission is to foster a climate of inclusion to take advantage of that diversity.
Microsoft Corp3
WA
Redmond, WA
14 total members:
4 are women
We strive to create an environment that helps Microsoft capitalize on the diversity of our people and the inclusion of ideas and solutions to meet the needs of our increasingly global and diverse customer base.
T-Mobile US Inc4
DE
Bellevue, WA
12 total members:
1 is a woman
Diversity fuels the Un-carrier spirit. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day.
Starbucks Corp5
WA
Seattle, WA
10 total members:
4 are women
Embracing diversity only enhances our work culture, it also drives our business success. It is the inclusion of these diverse experiences and perspectives that create a culture of empowerment, one that fosters innovation, economic growth and new ideas
Paccar Inc6
DE
Bellevue, WA
11 total members:
2 are women
PACCAR will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or other legally protected status.
Nordstrom Inc7
WA
Seattle, WA
11 total members:
3 are women
At Nordstrom, we value the richness that diversity brings to our company—it makes us better and the communities we serve stronger. We're deeply committed to cultivating an environment where the contributions of every employee, customer and vendor are respected and appreciated.
Expedia Group Inc8 9
WA
Bellevue, WA
15 total members:
4 are women
Expedia Group and all its brands are proudly equal opportunity employers. All are welcome.
Alaska Air Group Inc10
DE
SeaTac, WA
11 total members:
5 are women
There is strength in diversity. It fuels innovation, sparks creativity, and cultivates an atmosphere of continuous learning and improvement. We foster an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects and appreciates the different backgrounds, perspectives.
Weyerhaeuser Co11
WA
Seattle, WA
11 total members:
3 are women
We strive to create a diverse, inclusive work environment where all employees feel valued, have the opportunity to grow and are driven to succeed. We believe this is both the right thing to do and good for business...
Expeditors International of Washington Inc12
WA
Seattle, WA
10 total members:
2 are women
Not located
Fortive Corp13
DE
Everett, WA
7 total members:
1 is a woman
We believe in the power of great people working together to innovate and solve problems no one could solve alone. We seek out and include diverse voices, perspectives and experiences because we know we’re stronger when we do.
TruBlue Inc14
WA
Tacoma, WA
10 total members:
4 are women
The success of our company is a reflection of the quality and capability of our people. TrueBlue is committed to providing a supportive work environment in which all individuals realize their maximum potential, regardless of their differences.
F5 Networks Inc15
WA
Seattle, WA
10 total members:
2 are women
Our differences—when embraced with humility and respect—drive smarter decisions, increased innovation, stronger performance, and a culture where everyone can be themselves.
Itron Inc(16)
WA
Liberty Lake, WA
9 total members:
2 are women
Itron is proud of its equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs, which are endorsed by the corporation's Chief Executive Officer and implemented by our Senior VP of Human Resources. Itron values diversity and encourages an inclusive work environment...
Esterline Technologies Corp(17)
DE
Bellevue, WA
9 total members:
2 are women
Esterline is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, medical condition...
Clearwater Paper Corp(18)
DE
Spokane, WA
6 total members:
1 is a woman
We promote inclusion and diversity.
Avista Corp(19)
WA
Spokane, WA
10 total members:
4 are women
Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability...
Zillow Group(20)
WA
Seattle, WA
9 total members:
2 are women
We’re at our best as a company when we have a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences at the table. We’re committed to making Zillow Group a place where everyone feels they can be themselves, contribute in a meaningful way and have the opportunity to succeed...
Zumiez Inc(21)
WA
Lynnwood, WA
9 total members:
2 are women
Not located

This table was compiled by utilizing the company list from the Puget Sound Business Journal(22) - “Largest Public Companies in Washington State”.

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(2)Costco.com. (2018). Inclusion at Costco. [online] Available at: https://www.costco.com/inclusion.html [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(3)Microsoft.com. (2018). Global Diversity and Inclusion. [online] Available at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/business-of-inclusion/default.aspx [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(4)T-mobile.com. (2018). Career Diversity. [online] Available at: https://www.t-mobile.com/careers/culture-and-benefits/diversity [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(5)Starbucks Coffee Company. (2018). Diversity and Inclusion. [online] Available at: https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/diversity-and-inclusion [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(6)Paccar.com. (2018). Equal Opportunity Employer. [online] Available at: https://jobs.paccar.com/content/Equal-Opportunity-Employer/?locale=en_US [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(7)Nordstrom. (2018). Diversity at Nordstrom | Nordstrom. [online] Available at: https://shop.nordstrom.com/content/diversity-at-nordstrom?breadcrumb=Home%2FDiversity+at+Nordstrom [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(8)Lifeatexpedia.com. (2018). Expedia Group: Careers. [online] Available at: https://lifeatexpedia.com/ [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(9)Expedia Group. (2018). Gender Balance: Expedia Group. [online] Available at: https://www.expediagroup.com/gender-balance/ [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(10)Alaska Airlines Sustainability. (2018). We are all about people. Alaska Airlines Sustainability. [online] Available at: http://flysustainably.com/priorities/we-are-all-about-people/#diversityandinclusionjump [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(11)Weyerhaeuser.com. (2018). Diversity and Inclusion: Weyerhaeuser. [online] Available at: https://www.weyerhaeuser.com/sustainability/employees/diversity-and-inclusion/ [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(12) Expeditors.com. (2018). Board of Directors. [online] Available at: https://investor.expeditors.com/corporate-governance/board-of-directors [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(13)Fortive.com. (2018). Fortive + The Consortium. [online] Available at: https://www.fortive.com/Consortium [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(14)TrueBlue. (2018). Our Story: TrueBlue. [online] Available at: https://www.trueblue.com/about/our-story [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(15)F5.com. (2018). Culture and Values: F5. [online] Available at: https://f5.com/careers/culture-values#values [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(16)Itron. (2018). Job Opportunities at Itron. [online] Available at: https://careers.itron.com/info/page2 [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(17)Esterline. (2018). Welcome to the Esterline Way. [online] Available at: https: https://careers.esterline.com/?lang=en [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(18)Clearwater Paper. (2018). Mission, Vision, Values. [online] Available at: http://www.clearwaterpaper.com/about-us/mission-vision-values [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(19)Avista. (2018). Careers. [online] Available at: http://www.clearwaterpaper.com/about-us/mission-vision-values  [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(20)Zillow. (2018). Welcoming you, just as you are. [online] Available at: https://www.zillow.com/marketing/equity-and-belonging/  [Accessed 19 Oct. 2018].

(21)Zumies. (2018). Board of Directors. [online] Available at: http://ir.zumiez.com/governance/board-and-management [Accessed on 19 Oct. 2018].

(22)Crowe, Melissa. “Largest Public Companies in Washington State.” Puget Sound Business Journal, 22 June 2018, www.bizjournals.com/seattle/subscriber-only/2018/06/22/largest-public-companies-in-washington.html [Accessed on 19 Oct. 2018].