FORT MYERS, Fla., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. has been designated a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company for having 20% or more of its board seats held by women. Female directors comprise 44% of Chico's FAS' board seats. In addition to the impressive representation on its board, 81% of Chico's FAS' executive committee is female.
"Chico's FAS is committed to women's empowerment and leadership," said Shelley Broader, President and CEO of Chico's FAS, Inc. "As a Company that serves women, we recognize and value the immense contributions that women make every day in our boardroom, on our executive team and throughout our organization."
2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit, grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. According to 2020 Women on Boards, the number of women on public company boards sits at just 19.7%.
ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.
The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma, is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and complementary accessories. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 1,501 stores in the US and Canada and sold merchandise through franchise locations in Mexico. The Company's merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, and www.soma.com. For more detailed information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please visit www.chicosfas.com.
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SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.