While women accounted for only 28% of new board members overall in 2016 (down 2 percentage points from 2015), they accounted for 40% of new board members in tech (up from 26.5% in 2015). Additionally, the report finds:
African-Americans constituted 9% of new appointees in 2016, unchanged from prior year.
Hispanics constituted 6% of new appointees in 2016, the highest figure since 2009 and up 2 percentage points from 2015.
Asians and Asian-Americans constituted 6% of new appointees in 2016, up 1 percentage point from the prior year.