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AmFam receives a ’W’ for winning in board gender diversity


American Family has been recognized by the organization 2020 Women on Boards for having more than 20 percent of its board seats held by women in 2017.

American Family has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards, an organization that focuses on increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020. Receiving the winning “W” recognition, AmFam is one of 1,155 companies that have more than 20 percent of their board seats held by women.

Four of the 13 American Family board members (31 percent) are women.

American Family female board members:

  • Kathleen S. Barclay, retired executive of The Kroger Co.

  • Christine Cumming, retired first vice president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  • Londa Dewey, president of the QTI Group

  • Leslie Ann Howard, retired president and chief executive officer of United Way of Dane County

“We are honored to receive the 2017 Winning 'W' recognition from 2020 Women on Boards,” says Chair and CEO Jack Salzwedel. “We will continue improving and working toward increasing our gender diversity on American Family’s board, our leadership team and in our workforce.”

Women on Boards statistics:

  • AmFam is one of 20 “W” companies headquartered in Wisconsin.

  • AmFam is one of 133 companies in the financial services sector.

  • The boards of 725 companies out of the 3,193 in 2020’s search directory consist entirely of men.

  • Of all Fortune 500 companies, 488 (97.6 percent) have at least 20 percent of their board seats held by women.

  • For Fortune 100 companies, 98 percent have more than 20 percent of their board seats held by women, with the average being 24.3 percent women.

  • AmFam is one of four Wisconsin-based companies with at least four women on their board, along with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Manpower Group Inc. and Alliant Energy Corporation.

  • AmFam is one of 154 companies that have four or more women on their board.

  • Only 43 companies in 2020's search directory have five or more women on their board.

  • TIAA, a financial services company on the Fortune 100 list, has nine female board members (32 percent of their board).

  • American Waterworks Company Inc. has 63 percent of its board seats held by women.

Find more interesting statistics by searching the 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Directory.

About American Family Insurance

Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 315 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter