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Actions Necessary to Improve Board Diversity

Find out how to expand the DE&I on your board

Building diverse boards remains a challenge—indeed there’s evidence that recent efforts toward board diversity aren’t meeting the task.

That's the argument of a pair of management scholars in a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review titled "Meet the New Board—Same as the Old Board."

Based on interviews with leaders involved in the selection process for 51 public companies, Cynthia Clark and Jill Brown found that diversity considerations often get deprioritized. As they put it, companies "go through the motions … but ultimately accomplish little, replacing an outgoing director with someone similar rather than with a person who has a different professional background, identity or perspective."

Please select this link to read the complete article from Associations Now.

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