AMN Healthcare has been honored by the Women’s Forum of New York as a national leader in female corporate board representation, achieving over 50% of Board of Directors’ seats held by women, among the highest level of publicly traded companies.
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AMN Healthcare Board of Directors (L to R): R. Jeffrey Harris, Teri G. Fontenot, Mark G. Foletta, Sylvia Trent-Adams, Susan R. Salka, Martha H. Marsh, Douglas D. Wheat, Daphne E. Jones (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are grateful to the Women’s Forum for keeping the spotlight on this vitally important issue that brings much-needed change to the business world and our society as a whole,” said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare. “Progress in gender parity on corporate boards is essential in creating a more just society and contributes to higher performance at organizations who achieve this goal. The entire team at AMN Healthcare is dedicated to improving diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion, and gender parity on corporate boards is an important part of our mission.”
AMN Healthcare was honored at the Women’s Forum of New York sixth biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions event along with 242 other companies that have achieved at least 35% female representation on their board of directors. All corporate champion-honored companies from 2011 to 2021 have exceeded the national average of board seats held by women.
AMN Healthcare was one of only 44 companies honored at the Breakfast of Corporate Champions for having over 50% female representation on its Board of Directors. According to the Equilar Gender Diversity Index, only 3% of companies in the Russell 3000 achieved gender parity on their corporate boards in Q2 2021. AMN Healthcare has 63% female representation on its board.
“We salute AMN Healthcare for its impressive success in achieving greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said Breakfast of Corporate Champions Founder and Chair Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing Corporate Board Initiative, we’re proud to honor AMN Healthcare as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”
The Women’s Forum Corporate Board Initiative reflects the organization’s belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. The initiative focuses on company leadership, including CEOs, Directors, and Nominating and Governing Chairs, working to advance the appointment of women with the overarching goal to achieve gender parity on corporate boards.
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. The Company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN total talent solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, credentialing and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.
About Women’s Forum of New York
The Women’s Forum of New York is a network of women leaders representing the highest levels of professional achievement across all sectors of business, industry, and spheres of influence throughout New York City. The by-invitation membership of more than 500 women is dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership through programs which personally and professionally enrich members' lives, including The Education Fund, which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by unforeseen adversity to resume their education, and 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 over 7000 outstanding women leaders and, currently, 74 Forums around the world. For more information, visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.