Today Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASY) is recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at its sixth biennial “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” (BCC) event, for achieving at least 35% female representation on their board of directors. Fifty percent of Casey’s board seats are held by women and the third largest convenience retailer is recognized as a corporate game-changer for promoting women’s leadership in the boardroom.
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Casey’s Honored by the Women’s Forum of New York for Continued Leadership to Attain Gender Parity on Its Corporate Board (Graphic: Business Wire)
“At Casey’s, we are committed to gender balance and diversity and are honored to be recognized for the women representation we have on our Board of Directors,” said Darren Rebelez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Casey’s. “We also recognize that there is still work to be done and we challenge leaders to continue advancing gender balance and diversity throughout their organizations.”
For 2021, the Women’s Forum will salute the 243 companies, from the S&P 500 and FORTUNE 1000, that have achieved 35 %, or more, female representation on their corporate boards. All “Corporate Champion” honored companies, from 2011 to 2021, have exceeded the national average of board seats held by women (source: BoardEx, June 2021). The Women’s Forum recognizes the critical role of Casey’s leadership in accelerating change to help make gender equity a business priority, and for driving intent to action.
“We salute Casey’s for their impressive success to achieve greater gender balance in their corporate boardroom,” said BCC Founder and Chair, Janice Reals Ellig, CEO, The Ellig Group. “As part of the Women’s Forum of New York’s ongoing “Corporate Board Initiative,” we’re proud to honor Casey’s as an important member of the 2021 class of Corporate Champions who are determined to lead the way.”
The Women’s Forum “Corporate Board Initiative” reflects the organization’s belief that change happens more quickly when it’s driven from the top. The initiative focuses on company leadership, including CEOs, Directors, and Nominating and Governing Chairs, working to advance the appointment of women with the overarching goal to achieve gender parity on corporate boards.
For more information about Casey’s, please visit www.caseys.com. To learn more about the Women's Forum of New York, and the organization’s Corporate Board Initiative, please visit https://www.womensforumny.org/.
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.
About Women’s Forum of New York
The Women’s Forum of New York is a network of women leaders representing the highest levels of professional achievement across all sectors of business, industry, and spheres of influence throughout New York City. The by-invitation membership of more than 500 women is dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership through programs which personally and professionally enrich members' lives, including The Education Fund, which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by unforeseen adversity to resume their education, and the Corporate Board Initiative, which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of over 7000 outstanding women leaders and, currently, 74 Forums around the world.