With 30 Percent Female Board Representation, Ingram Micro Was Recognized for Its Strides Towards Gender Parity in the Boardroom
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/15 --
Today, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), a leader in technology and supply chain services, was honored by the Women's Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Recipients were recognized for achieving at least 20 percent female representation on their board. Ingram Micro, which has 30 percent women on their board, was applauded as a corporate game changer who is making special efforts to advance women in the boardroom. The award was accepted by Scott Sherman, executive vice president of Human Resources for Ingram Micro.
"Ingram Micro has always been committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace at all levels of the organization, including our Board of Directors," said Alain Monié chief executive officer of Ingram Micro. "In addition to providing keen strategy and insight, the women on our board also serve as role models to others. We're extremely proud to be recognized by the Women's Forum of New York."
Ingram Micro believes a diverse workforce and board of directors will lead to a more collaborative environment that is essential to good governance, better financial performance, increased innovation and better opportunities for women and minorities.
"We commend Ingram Micro and their work towards achieving a greater gender balance in their boardroom," said Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig and Chair of the event. Ingram Micro knows that more women on boards is smart business and their success is an inspiration to others."
The event brought together an audience of over 500, including CEOs and Board Directors along with business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of forward-thinking companies.
Following the awards presentation, a CEO panel discussion on why and how top US companies should strive for gender parity was conducted and moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. Additionally, this year's breakfast expanded to include a follow-up symposium co-sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board which included moderated sessions by Moira Forbes of ForbesWomen, Cyrus Sanati of Fortune.com and Susanna Schrobsdorff of TIME magazine. The Symposium was a true "call to action" for all CEOs and Nom/Gov Committees to accelerate the number of women into the board room by providing insights from the Board, Investors and other global influentials.
The symposium closed with a luncheon keynote by Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Mary Jo White, introduced by Michael Fucci, Chairman of the Board, Deloitte LLP. On-site, the audience of CEOs were also encouraged to nominate women to the Women's Forum of New York CEO-Sponsored Database, a national database, accessible free of charge to Board Nom/Gov Committees and search firms.
For more information about Ingram Micro, please visit www.ingrammicro.com or to learn more about the Women's Forum of New York or the Women's Forum CEO-Sponsored Database, please visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.
About the Women's Forum of New York
The Women's Forum of New York is the city's premier organization of women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women, representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership through programs which enrich members lives personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative, which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of nearly 6,000 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums around the world.
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Source: Ingram Micro Inc.