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.

Stakeholder Discussions on Diversity

Investor Perspectives on Board Diversity Director Tip Sheet: Discussing Boardroom Diversity with Major Shareholders Leading Disclosures on Director Diversity (NYC Comptroller’s Office) Diversity Continues to be a Top Concern for Investors

Building an Inclusive Culture

The Power of Difference: Building a Culture of Inclusion The Inclusion Imperative for Boards (Deloitte) How Boards Can Avoid Important D&I Pitfalls Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Boardroom Culture

Diversity Case Studies

Foot Locker Champions Diversity and Inclusion Newmont Mining’s Journey to Diversifying its Board Example of Director Criteria for Board Nomination

Creating Diverse Board Composition

Why the Military Community Belongs in Your Boardroom The Gradual Evolution of Board Composition Creating an Agile Board for the 21st Century Understanding Disability Inclusion Metrics to Monitor for Evaluating Gender Progress Survive Proxy Season by Prioritizing Board Composition How a Company Incorporated LGBTQ Diversity into its Proxy A Sample Board Expertise Matrix NACD Diversity Discussion Guide for Directors

Succession Planning

Overcoming Bias in Board Recruitment Gauging the Resistance to Greater Board Diversity Multiyear Board Succession Planning Matrix Leading Practices of Diverse Candidate Search Policies (UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust) Building a Strategic-Asset Board

Diversity and Management

Diversity Demands Trickle Down from Boardroom to Workforce Change Management—Integrating Diverse Points of View Embracing the “Power of Difference” at All Levels of the Company

Videos and Webinars

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