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

Identifying directors’ skill sets and communicating your board’s composition to investors 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 Understanding disability inclusion 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 The inclusion imperative for boards

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 Macy’s statement on diversity and inclusion Guidance on gender pay equity

Videos and Webinars

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

Upcoming Events

Master Class Director Professionalism® NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit (Sep. 21–24, 2019, in Washington, DC)