Technology innovator recognized for diversity of board directors with more than 20 percent women
CalAmp, a technology solutions pioneer transforming the global connected economy, has been recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for 2017.
The award recognizes companies that champion board diversity with at least 20 percent of their board seats held by women. Kimberly Alexy and Amal Johnson hold positions on CalAmp’s board and comprise 29 percent of its members.
“We are honored to receive the 2020 Women on Boards award and are extremely proud of our team diversity. From the CEO, Michael Burdiek, to the board itself, CalAmp’s leadership is committed to building a culture that is inclusive of different perspectives and diverse representation. We believe that diverse experiences combined with functional expertise leads to stronger business performance and competitive strategy,” said Amal Johnson, Board Director at CalAmp and former executive chairwoman of the board of Author-it Software Corporation. Johnson also serves as the Chair of the CalAmp Compensation Committee and is a director of Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Essex Property Trust and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
“This recognition is exciting for our team but we know there is still work to be done to create a more diverse board culture across the industry. The board is continuously striving to bring in diversity of viewpoints that lead to more robust discussions and critical thinking,” said Kimberly Alexy, Board Director at CalAmp. Alexy also serves as the Chair of the CalAmp Governance and Nominating Committee and is a director of Alteryx, Inc., Five9, Inc., FireEye, Inc., and Microsemi Corporation. “By focusing on governance and management best practices as well as the employee pipeline, we believe we can increase the pool of women applicants and foster greater diversity from entry-level roles and beyond to advance within the company.”
CalAmp was also given a corporate governance Quality Score rating of “1” putting the company in the top decile of all companies rated by ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services).
2020 Women on Boards is a nonprofit campaign that aims to increase the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. According to 2020 Women on Boards co-founder and chair, Stephanie Sonnabend, the campaign has already exceeded its 20 percent national campaign goal.