Cooper has 30 percent female board representation. In order to be considered a Winning “W” Company, at least 20 percent of the board has to be female.
Cooper president and CEO Brad Hughes says, “Diversity in the boardroom is good business.” He explained that this brings different perspectives and backgrounds to debates on strategic opportunities.
As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 index rose to 17.7 percent, up from 16 percent in 2017. Still, half of the Russell 3000 companies have one or no women on their boards.