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Boardroom Diversity

Cherchez the Story, Not La Femme

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Julie Fox Gorte

The real story here is one we've heard before, but it's still just as pertinent as ever: women have much to contribute to the creation of financial and economic value. We just need to get past our biases and longstanding discriminatory habits to make that happen.

Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Don't Celebrate Just Yet...

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Power of Effective Corporate Boards

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Trust and transparency among the board members and with the CEO are essential for a positive outcome. In study after study on a global basis, boards with three or more women on the board have significantly better performance.

I Agree With Richard Branson: "We Need More Women in the Boardroom"

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Old habits die hard. For decades board members were chosen among the friends and colleagues of the CEO and others on the board. Since boards were comprised almost exclusively by men and in particular by other CEOs it is not surprising to find so few women.

Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

In the life sciences and beyond, diversity makes business sense and social sense, and every one of us has an interest in making sure that diversity is put on the agenda.