MillerKnoll Honored by the Women's Forum of New York for Active Leadership to Attain Gender Parity on its Corporate Board
MillerKnoll recognized for notable achievement with 45 percent female board representation
ZEELAND, Mich. – November 10, 2021 – Today it was announced that MillerKnoll (NASDAQ: MLKN) is being honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its sixth biennial “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” (BCC) event. MillerKnoll, with representation of 45 percent women on their board, is recognized as a corporate game-changer for promoting women’s leadership in the boardroom.
“It is an honor to be recognized alongside this group of extraordinary companies who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Andi Owen, CEO of MillerKnoll. “We have always believed that diversity is one of our greatest competitive advantages and we have taken deliberate action to increase representation within our board of directors and across our organization. MillerKnoll is committed to designing a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone.”
For 2021, the Women’s Forum will salute the 243 companies from the S&P 500 and FORTUNE 1000 that have achieved 35 percent or more female representation on their corporate boards. All “Corporate Champion” honored companies from 2011 to 2021 have exceeded the national average of board seats held by women (source: BoardEx, June 2021). The Women’s Forum recognizes the critical role MillerKnoll’s leaders have had in accelerating change to help make gender equity a business priority, and for driving intent to action.
“We salute MillerKnoll for their impressive success to achieve greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said BCC Founder and Chair, Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing ‘Corporate Board Initiative,’ we’re proud to honor MillerKnoll as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”
The Women’s Forum “Corporate Board Initiative” reflects the organization’s belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. The initiative focuses on company leadership, including CEOs, Directors, and Nominating and Governing Chairs, working to advance the appointment of women with the overarching goal to achieve gender parity on corporate boards.
The BCC Honorary Co-Chairs are Kenneth C. Frazier, Executive Chairman of the Board, Merck & Co., Inc. and Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Grand Reserve Inn. The President of the Women’s Forum is Joan Haffenreffer, Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Director, Citi Global Public Affairs.
For more information about MillerKnoll please visit https://www.millerknoll.com. To learn more about the Women's Forum of New York, and the organization’s Corporate Board Initiative, please visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.
MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. MillerKnoll includes Herman Miller and Knoll, plus Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Within Reach, Edelman Leather, Fully, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, KnollTextiles, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, Muuto, naughtone, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. MillerKnoll is an unparalleled platform that redefines modern for the 21st century by building a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone.
About Women’s Forum of New York
The Women’s Forum of New York is a network of women leaders representing the highest levels of professional achievement across all sectors of business, industry, and spheres of influence throughout New York City. The by-invitation membership of more than 500 women is dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership through programs which personally and professionally enrich members' lives, including The Education Fund, which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by unforeseen adversity to resume their education, and the Corporate Board Initiative, which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of over 7000 outstanding women leaders and, currently, 74 Forums around the world.
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