The Chicago Campaign of 2020 Women on Boards, a national organization that aims to boost female representation on corporate boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020, recognized Associated  Bank on November 15 as one of eight Chicago-area companies for leadership in gender diversity on their boards.


“Diversity of thought leadership on boards is essential for the sustainability of business of all sizes, as well as for the greater public good,” said Kathy Graham, chair of the 2020 Women on Boards Chicago Campaign Committee. “That is why it is so important that Illinois organizations reach the goal for gender diversity on corporate boards by its deadline of 2020 or sooner.”


The other recipient companies include Abbott, the Allstate Corp., Deloitte LLP, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Ingredion Inc., McDonald’s Corp. and The Metropolitan.


Through 2016, Associated has achieved board representation of at least 20 percent women for the past six years or more.


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