Well, this is depressing. According to Heidrick and Struggles, of 421 board seats filled at Fortune 500 companies in 2016, only 27.3% went to women. Only 6.4% of new appointees were Hispanic, 9.3 were African-American and 6.4% were Asian or Asian-American.
After inching upward since 2009, women's share of new board appointments at Fortune 500 companies declined two percentage points to 27.3% in 2016. The dip means gender parity among incoming directors won't be reached until 2032, according to the firm's extrapolation—six years later than previously predicted.