According to a Business Journals analysis

Business leaders have long highlighted gender diversity as a top priority, particularly when it comes to populating board rooms and the power center commonly known as the C-suite. Alas, women remain woefully underrepresented among the upper echelons of Corporate America.

Kudos to corporate leaders in Oregon like Umpqua Bank, Nike and Northwest Natural for leading the way. In Oregon, Umpqua Bank has the most female board directors (four). Columbia Sportswear, Nike and Northwest Natural each count three women directors on their boards. In terms of the state's largest company, Nike's figure of three out of 11 female board members exceeds the average for the country's biggest publicly traded businesses.

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