Women to Fill Four A&F Board Seats

Females to make up 30 percent of retailer's board
Posted May 20, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch (New Albany, Ohio)  has nominated four new independent members of its board of directors. Adding four women would mean that 30 percent of the Abercrombie board would be female — twice the national average for corporations, noted Eleanor Bloxham, a corporate-governance expert based in Westerville, Ohio in The Columbus DispatchAbercrombie & Fitch came under fire last year for having too many of the company's "insiders" on its board of directors. 

Pending board approval, the new members will be: Bonnie R. Brooks, vice chairwoman of retailer Hudson’s Bay Co.; Sarah M. Gallagher, president of Ralph Lauren North America e-commerce; Diane L. Neal former ceo of Bath & Body Works; and Stephanie M. Shern, vice chairwoman and global director of retail and consumer products for  Ernst & Young.