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Some gains, some losses for women in Md. boardrooms

Some gains, some losses for women in Md. boardrooms

While the number of women holding seats on the boards of Maryland companies increased in 2014, a new survey finds the state still lags behind the national average and has an increasing number of companies with no female directors. "They're mixed results," said Ellen R. Fish, executive vice president of Hamilton Bank. Fish compiled the data for the 2015 Census of Women Board Directors in Maryland published Tuesday by Network 2000, a nonprofit that promotes women in business. Of the 77 companies traded on the major stock exchanges that are headquartered in Maryland, 90 board seats, or 14.2 percent, are held by women; that figure stood at 13.3 percent in 2013 and 10.7 percent in 2012. The national average is 19.2 percent, according to the report.

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