Board’s Guide to Trust: Representation

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In brief: Many boards across the United States have seen little to no progress in diversifying their members over the past few decades. As the nation becomes increasingly diverse, employees, investors, customers, and other stakeholders are putting pressure on boards to take meaningful action toward increasing board representation among historically underrepresented groups. This report offers a glimpse into the importance of diversity on the board and includes a playbook of practical next steps that boards can take to strategically enhance their board’s composition.

This resource can provide your board with valuable insights:

  • How representation of diverse voices in the boardroom is a business imperative
  • How a diverse board of directors—or the lack thereof—impacts the level of trust among investors, employees, customers, and other stakeholders
  • Practical steps that can be taken to enhance diverse representation in the boardroom

Most Relevant Audiences: full board, nominating and governance committee chairs, directors interested in diversity