Conference room table The proportion of minorities being appointed last year matched the all-time high of 23 percent first achieved in 2017, mainly due to the more than doubling of African-American appointees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Women appointees to corporate boards are at an all time high – but the overall percentage of women comprising boards is still "stubbornly low," according to the 2019 Board Monitor report from Heidrick & Struggles.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.