The Current State of Boardroom Inclusion



Board diversity is not enough. In recent years, social, investor, and regulatory pressures have led many directors, and their boards, to reconsider their composition and the criteria used to identify and select potential board members. The aim is to make boards more diverse, not only in the perspectives directors bring to the boardroom, but also in its gender, racial, and ethnic makeup. However, achieving board diversity alone is not enough. If turning diverse candidates into diverse directors is half the battle, the other half is ensuring that their diverse perspectives and backgrounds are “activated” and heard in the boardroom.

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