MADISON, WISCONSIN – Today, Alliant Energy and Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO Patricia Kampling were recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions for achieving at least 40 percent female representation on the company’s board of directors. Alliant Energy, which has a representation of 50 percent women on its board, is among an elite group that was honored at the event.
“The value of a diverse and inclusive board is beyond measure – good solutions become great solutions when broader perspectives reflect the interests of our customers and our investors,” said Kampling.
“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 Alliant Energy, one of the true leaders in making this a reality. We need more visionaries like them.”
The event brought together an audience of over 500, including CEOs and Board Directors along with business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of forward-thinking companies.
Following the awards presentation, a CEO panel discussion on why and how top U.S. companies should strive for gender parity was moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. This year’s breakfast also included a follow-up symposium moderated by Moira Forbes of ForbesWomen, Cyrus Sanati of Fortune.com and Susanna Schrobsdorff of TIME magazine. The Symposium was a “call to action” for all CEOs, and Nom/Gov Committees to accelerate the number of women into the board room by providing insights from the board, investors and other global influentials.
The symposium closed with a luncheon keynote by Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White.