Advantage Solutions, a leading provider of sales and marketing services to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, has been named as a “Corporate Champion” by the Women’s Forum of New York for having achieved 40% or more of female representation on its board of directors. This year the group is honoring 233 companies on the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000 for reaching or surpassing that threshold.
“At Advantage, we put a very high value on ensuring we have a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences and thought, and we believe it is key to our success,” says Dave Peacock, CEO. “Women belong in the board room. Full stop. And we have a mission as a company to advance all women in business.”
Nearly two-thirds of Advantage’s workforce globally are women.
The Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative is focused on accelerating the advancement of women on boards across all industries and on striving to achieve gender balance on corporate boards by 2025. To achieve this goal, the Women’s Forum is driving change from the top by convening and honoring CEOs and board leadership and acknowledging their pivotal role in prioritizing gender parity as a business imperative. The organization hosted its biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions (BCC) on November 8 in New York City.
“We are enormously proud of the work we have done to accelerate and celebrate female board representation since launching the Breakfast of Corporate Champions over a decade ago,” says BCC Chair and Founder, Janice Reals Ellig, who is also CEO of Ellig Group. “We know more needs to be done and will continue our strong focus as we look forward to growing the number of S&P 500 and Fortune 1000 companies achieving gender balance.”
Members of Advantage Solutions’ board include Virginie Costa, group chief financial officer at Wella Company; Tiffany Han, director at CVC Capital Partners; Jodie Macedonio, chief financial officer of Meati; Robin Manherz, executive vice president and chief operating officer of SAP SE; and Deborah Poole, a C-suite leader in the consumer goods, consumer technology and e-commerce sectors.