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Women's Forum of New York Names Ryder a 2013 Corporate Champion
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Women's Forum of New York Names Ryder a 2013 Corporate Champion07:55 EST Tuesday, December 17, 2013
MIAMI (Business Wire) -- Ryder System, Inc., (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, was named a 2013 Corporate Champion by the Women's Forum of New York at the second bi-annual Breakfast of Corporate Champions held at the New York Stock Exchange. Ryder was honored among 174 U.S.-based Fortune 500 companies and 31 Fortune 1000 companies for its commitment to the advancement of women on Corporate Boards, with 27 percent of its board of directors consisting of women.
“Diversity helps to improve the effectiveness of our solutions, which is critical for our long-term growth and competitiveness,” said Ryder Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez. “Ryder benefits from having teams of diverse, experienced, ethical people, sharing ideas to better serve our customers and our communities. Women in particular represent an important and growing segment of our workforce as well as our Board.”
The main program at the event consisted of a panel of CEOs from some of the largest companies in the United States discussing how companies have benefitted from greater gender diversity on corporate boards and the tangible steps that can and should be taken by CEOs and their leadership teams to support continued progress on this critical issue.
Ryder's Group Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement, & Culture, Kirk Imhof and Group Director of Investor Relations, Calene Candela were among the 300 professionals in attendance, including CEOs, nominating committee chairs, and directors—the change drivers that can increase the number of Board seats held by women.
The audience of CEOs was encouraged to nominate board-ready women to the Women's Forum CEO-Sponsored Database, a national database, accessible free of charge to Board Nominating Committees and search firms.
To view the event webcast and CEO Video, or to learn more about the Women's Forum CEO-Sponsored Database, please visit http://www.womensforumny.org/.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder has been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy's National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award and has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
About the Women's Forum of New York
The Women's Forum is dedicated to advancing women's leadership through outstanding programs which enrich its members personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables high potential women who have faced extreme adversity to resume their education and through the Corporate Board Initiative which extends and expands women's leadership contribution at the board level. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of nearly 5,000 outstanding women leaders in over 66 Forums around the world.
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