Essential Utilities Recognized as a “3+” Company by 50/50 Women on Boards
This is yet another time in which Essential or its subsidiaries, Aqua and Peoples, have been recognized for their commitment to gender diversity. Aqua was previously recognized by 2020 Women on Boards (now 50/50 Women on Boards, having met their goal of 20 percent women directors by 2020) as a Winning “W” Company. Aqua was also recognized as a Champion of Board Diversity by the Forum of Executive Women in 2016, 2019 and 2021.
“Diversity and inclusion are core elements of the
With three of nine board seats occupied by women, Essential demonstrates that gender equity is a critical component to profitability, productivity and workplace engagement.
In 2010, 2020WOB set a ten-year goal for women to hold 20% of the corporate board seats of companies listed on the Russell 3000 Index. In 2020, women reached an historic 22.6% of public company board seats, and the campaign was renamed to 50/50 Women on Boards, signifying its new vision for women directors to hold half of all corporate board seats.
Essential is one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the