By Kirsten Settle | Consultant | Lonergan Partners, Inc.
The WLI team recently met with Kirsten Settle of Lonergan Partners, the largest independently-owned, retained executive search firm in Silicon Valley. We were interested in, and thought our readers would be too, their recently announced 2021 Lonergan SV150, which is the definitive ranking of the top public companies in technology that are located in the Silicon Valley.
They also shared the Lonergan SV150 Insights developed from analysis of LSV 150 company data. Of note, there are six women CEOs on the list including:
- Lisa Su, AMD | LSV #22
- Jayshree Ullal | Arista | LSV #55
- Katrina Lake | Stitch Fix | LSV #59
- Lynn Jurich |Sunrun | LSV #83
- Hayden Brown | Upwork | LSV #125
- Jennifer Tejada | PagerDuty | LSV #144
As part of their insights, they analyzed the percentage of women on board seats from their list. “As of the week of March 31, 2021, women directors fill 30% of the board seats on the Lonergan SV150.” The company also went a step further to compare this to their 2015 study of Silicon Valley boards [Who Runs Silicon Valley Board edition] which shows an increase of 16%.
While there is still much work to do to achieve gender parity in our industry, as Lonergan’s Insights pointed out, “A relentless focus on gender diversity in the Silicon Valley has yielded a change in recruitment at the board level.”
- Board seats filled by women: 157 in mid-2015 rising to 404 today
- Percent women held seats: 14% in mid-2015 rising to 30% today
- Number of Lonergan SV150 boards with no women directors: 45 in mid-2015 dropping to 0 today
Thanks to the Lonergan Partners team for sharing their data with us! If you’re interested in more information about Lonergan, its list or insights, reach out to Kirsten Settle, Consultant, Lonergan Partners, Inc.
Kirsten Settle Bio
As a Consultant for Lonergan Partners, Kirsten focuses on recruiting CEOs, CXOs, and direct reports to the CEO for growing public and venture-backed companies in semiconductor, networking, SaaS, automotive, AR/VR, FinTech, and medical diagnostics technology. She has made successful placements at prominent public companies including Rambus [NASDAQ: RMBS] and Infineon [XETRA: IFX] and has obtained a loyal venture-backed clientele including SiFive, Movellus, and Axiado. Kirsten Settle can be contacted via phone or email at 650-413-6015 and/or email@example.com.