Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York on Nov. 7 for having a corporate board comprised of 30 percent women, exceeding the national average of 23.4 percent.
The Women’s Forum of New York, through its Corporate Board Initiative, is working toward achieving 50-50 gender parity in the nation’s boardrooms by 2025.
“Diversity in the boardroom is good business,” said Cooper’s Chief Executive Officer Brad Hughes. “Different backgrounds and perspectives brings about healthy debate on strategic opportunities and challenges. Further, board diversity helps Cooper be more representative of our customers and the world, which leads to our company being more reflective of the rapidly changing industry and consumer environment.”
Cooper will join 323 S&P/Fortune 1000 companies to be honored in November.