Believe it or not, there are still a dozen Fortune 500 company boards that lack a single female director. What will it take to bring the final holdouts into the age of equality?

BY THE TIME JENNIFER TEJADA and Jennifer Hyman joined the board of Estée Lauder in April, both were accustomed to being deluged with opportunities to claim a seat at the boardroom table. “Quite a few companies have approached me,” says Hyman, CEO of wardrobe-rental startup Rent the Runway. Tejada, CEO of cloud-computing company PagerDuty, recalls fielding inbound inquiries multiple times a month. “Sometimes multiple times a week,” she says.

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