Unisys Honored by The Women's Forum of New York for Leadership in Achieving Diversity in the Boardroom
The biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions event, held today in New York City, will recognize more than 350 forward-thinking companies for having at least 20 percent female representation in the boardroom. Unisys is one of a select group of 21 companies being presented with a special award for having at least 40 percent of board seats held by women.
"Our goal is gender parity in the boardroom by 2025," said Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig and Chair of the event. "So we are giving special recognition to Unisys as one of the true leaders in making this a reality. We need more visionaries like Unisys and the other companies being recognized today."
The Unisys board of directors includes three accomplished and highly successful women in business:
- Alison Davis, a former managing partner at Belvedere Capital Partners, Inc. and currently a director for the corporate boards of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc., Diamond Foods, Inc., Fiserv Corporation and several private companies;
- Denise K. Fletcher, a former executive vice president of Vulcan Inc. and MasterCard International, and currently a director for Inovalon, Inc. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Mazars Group; and
- Leslie F. Kenne, a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force and currently a director of Harris Corporation and Oshkosh Corporation and an independent consultant for various defense companies and agencies.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Women's Forum for the diversity within our boardroom," said Peter Altabef, president and chief executive officer, Unisys. "We firmly believe that having a multitude of different perspectives and viewpoints leads to better decision-making that benefits clients and shareholders alike."
The awards presentation will be followed by a CEO panel discussion on how to identify qualified women and how they can make an impact on a corporate board. This year's event has been expanded to include a follow-up symposium co-hosted by the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board.
The biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions event launched in 2011. This year's event will bring together more than 500 CEOs, directors and executives to discuss issues ranging from how nominating and governance committees can and should accelerate change, why the investment community thinks gender balance matters, and how the U.S. compares to other regions in putting the talent of women to work on boards for a global competitive advantage.
Unisys is a global information technology company that works with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to solve their most pressing IT and business challenges. Unisys specializes in providing integrated, leading-edge solutions to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, Unisys offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, security solutions, and high-end server technology. For more information, visit www.unisys.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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