Bed Bath & Beyond has received Executive Women of New Jersey’s (EWNJ) 2019 Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award in recognition of the company’s impactful level of gender inclusion by having three or more women on its board of directors.
The award was presented at EWNJ’s biennial “A Seat at the Table Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast” held October 28 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ.
EWNJ recognized Bed Bath & Beyond and 29 other companies for making the EWNJ Honor Roll, a list of New Jersey public companies that have three or more women on their board of directors. The list is part of the organization’s efforts to ensure that women have equal access to the boardroom and high-level executive leadership. The event also featured the exclusive release of EWNJ’s report on the number of women serving on boards and in the top leadership of public companies in New Jersey. The report, produced in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers, is the only one of its kind in the state.
Patrick Gaston, Bed Bath & Beyond’s chairman of the board, said, “We have significantly transformed the Bed Bath & Beyond Board with the appointment of 10 new independent directors over the past six months. The newly transformed board, which includes seven female directors, brings rich diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, ages, gender, race and ethnicity and reflects the diversity of the company’s loyal customers and dedicated associates.”