Minorities lose ground in big corporate boardrooms
From Life Inc.
The boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies still look pretty much how you’d expect: Primarily male, and primarily white.
The 2010 Alliance for Board Diversity Census, released this week, found that as of last year white men made up 72.9 percent of board members at the nation’s 100 largest companies, up from 71.2 percent in 2004, when the board last analyzed the data.
When the board expanded the census to look at the nation’s 500 largest companies by revenue, the results were even less diverse: white men held about 77 percent of board seats…