-- For its Board representation by Women --
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2019-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, has been named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2020.
Winning ‘W’ Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) annual Gender Diversity Index which tracks the numbers of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017. This upward trend represents good progress, but still, half of the Russell 3000 companies have one or no women on their boards.
“CoreSite was recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for having 20% of our Board members represented by women, including Jean Bua and Kelly Chambliss. Jean and Kelly are important members of our Board, and we thank them for their unique, valuable, and well-informed perspectives, expertise and experience that they bring to the CoreSite Board of Directors,” said Paul Szurek, CoreSite President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion at CoreSite, which starts with our Board.”
Jean A. Bua, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NETSCOUT, joined the CoreSite Board in May 2017, and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Kelly C. Chambliss, General Manager and Managing Partner of IBM Global Business Services in North America, joined the CoreSite Board in September 2016, and currently serves as a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees.
About 2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) is a global education and advocacy campaign committed to building public awareness and momentum towards the goal of achieving at least 20% of all public company board seats to be held by women by the year 2020, the milestone 100th anniversary that commemorates the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote.
The campaign’s signature programs include the Gender Diversity Directory, a database which tracks the gender composition of company boards, the annual Gender Diversity Index report, and the National Conversation on Board Diversity events held in more than thirty cities each November.
In just nine short years, 2020 Women on Boards has become a respected global brand while building a reputation as a formidable advocate for advancing women to corporate boards. www.2020WOB.com
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,350 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.