Winn-Dixie Recognized for Female Representation on Board

MIAMI -- Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., was recognized by Women Executive Leadership (WEL) here Friday as one of 21 large public companies in Florida with two or more women serving on their corporate boards.

MIAMI -- Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., was recognized by Women Executive Leadership (WEL) here Friday as one of 21 large public companies in Florida with two or more women serving on their corporate boards. According to the results of a census WEL conducted in conjunction with the University of Miami, 14.2% of Florida‘s largest public companies had two or more women on their corporate boards in 2006, an increase from 12.2% in 2004. “We‘re very pleased to honor these 21 companies for embracing gender diversity in their boardrooms,” said Cindy Kushner, founder and president of WEL, in a statement. “We believe these companies value the varied perspectives from a diverse board and recognize the benefits that women bring to their organizations -- from better corporate governance to greater shareholder value.”