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2021 U.S. Technology Spencer Stuart Board Index

An in-depth look at board composition, governance practices, director compensation and other information from the top 200 U.S. tech companies

In the wake of the nationwide discussion about the racial equity gap in business, technology industry companies in 2021 made a determined effort to add new Black directors to their boards, albeit at a slower pace than the S&P 500. Meanwhile, gender diversity also continued to rise, with nearly half (48%) of all new directors. And, of course, boards worked hard to help their companies navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated disruptions.

These trends are just a few of the many that the latest U.S. Technology Spencer Stuart Board Index examines for the 200 top technology companies in the United States.