TEGNA: Honored For Boardroom Gender Parity


When it comes to gender diversity on its board of directors, one broadcast television company stands out — and will be honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions in early November for this feat.

The company being singled out at the Nov. 7 event is TEGNA Inc.

The breakfast recognizes companies for achieving at least 30% 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 gender parity in the boardroom,” the Women’s Forum notes.

TEGNA’s board composition is 36% female.

That’s significantly higher than the national average for female-held board seats, which is currently 23.4%.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York for our achievements as we also strive to create a diverse board of directors,” said TEGNA President/CEO Dave Lougee. “The innovation we are undertaking to redefine journalism in the digital age would not be possible without a diverse and inclusive workplace that gives a voice to many different perspectives and viewpoints.”

Janice Ellig, CEO of the Ellig Group and Chair and Founder of the Breakfast of Corporate Champions, added, “TEGNA is part of a growing number of forward-thinking companies which are raising the bar and accelerating the U.S. towards the goal of gender parity by 2025. We salute TEGNA for actively enhancing its boardroom diversity and increasing its percentage of woman-occupied board seats to 36%.”

To learn more about the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions, visit: www.womensforumny.org