Board Diversity

Board Diversity

NACD has long been championing diversity in the boardroom, from the position that directors should bring varied experiences that align with the company's strategic goals. This Resource Center provides practical guidance and tools specifically designed to increase diversity in the boardroom.

Thought Leadership & Research

Building a strategic-asset board Embracing the “power of difference” at all levels of the company The gradual evolution of board composition Survive proxy season by prioritizing board composition Diversity continues to be a top concern for investors

Expert Commentary

Creating a diverse and inclusive boardroom culture How boards can avoid important D&I pitfalls The power of difference: building a culture of inclusion Understanding disability inclusion Why the military community belongs in your boardroom How a company incorporated LGBTQ diversity into its proxy Metrics to monitor for evaluating gender progress Gauging the resistance to greater board diversity Overcoming bias in board recruitment Newmont Mining’s journey to diversifying its board Foot Locker champions diversity and inclusion Create an agile board for the 21st century Diversity demands trickle down from boardroom to workforce Change management—integrating diverse points of view The inclusion imperative for boards (Deloitte)

Advisory Services

Board Recruitment Services (BRS) can help you diversify your board NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards continuously deliver value Board Composition and Succession Planning in-boardroom education programs focus on critical skills needed to drive strategy

Boardroom Tools & Templates

A guide to board-level diversity discussions Investor perspectives on board diversity Director tip sheet: discussing boardroom diversity with major shareholders Multiyear board succession planning matrix Leading disclosures on director diversity compiled by the NYC Comptroller’s Office A sample board expertise matrix Leading practices of diverse candidate search policies Example of director criteria for board nomination

Videos and Webinars

Making an impact on board diversity and inclusion Boardroom of the future

Upcoming Events

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