Women's Forum of New York Honors Insight for Advancing Gender Equity
With 30 percent female board representation, Insight is lauded at the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions for leading the way to gender balance on corporate boards
TEMPE, Ariz., December 2, 2019 – Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), the global provider of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, was recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions on Nov. 7 for achieving at least 30 percent female board representation. This benchmark biennial event brings together more than 600 thought leaders and change-makers including CEOs, board directors and government officials in support of one shared goal – achieving 50/50 gender parity in the boardroom by 2025.
With a third of its corporate board comprised of women, Insight exceeds the national average for female-held board seats, which is currently 23.4 percent.
“Among our top priorities at Insight is to champion people, leadership and culture,” said Ken Lamneck, Insight president and CEO. “Our values of hunger, heart and harmony are predicated on the idea that everyone has a voice on our team. We know we’re better when different viewpoints, cultural experiences and skill sets mesh to bring new solutions to bear, and we’ll continue to embrace diversity and gender equity at all levels of our business.”
The 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions celebrated 300 S&P 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and featured an impressive lineup of leading CEOs and directors speaking on why gender balance in the boardroom is a strategic business imperative and how to accelerate the path toward parity.
“On behalf of the Women’s Forum of New York and our more than 500 members who have achieved at the highest levels in every professional sector, we salute Insight for actively enhancing its boardroom diversity and increasing its percentage of woman-occupied board seats to 30 percent,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of the Ellig Group and chair and founder of the Breakfast of Corporate Champions. “Insight is part of a growing number of forward-thinking companies that are raising the bar and accelerating the U.S. towards the goal of gender parity by 2025.”
A Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity company, Insight this year has reinforced diversity and inclusion across its workforce through the establishment of teammate-led resource groups, including Women With Insight; Insight Stands Out, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community; Unidos With Insight, increasing cultural awareness and uniting teammates from all walks of life; and a recently started African American/Black/Caribbean group.
The Women With Insight group – promoting networking skills, personal and professional development, and building confidence – has established 10 chapters across North America. Women With Insight teammates have volunteered for several charitable projects, including a professional clothing drive for the nonprofit Dress for Success Phoenix, the Montreal chapter refurbishing laptops for girls at Teen Haven residential group homes, and more than 100 teammates raising funds for the Running for Rescues nonprofit by participating in a Virtual 5K.
To learn more about the Women’s Forum of New York mission, visit www.womensforumny.org. For more information on Insight, go to www.insight.com or call 800-INSIGHT.
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