Strategic intent is not enough, warns a new white paper on board diversity. Organisations need a practical roadmap to help build better boards.
Companies have begun to boast about their achievements in making their boardrooms more diverse. Research regularly reveals diversity is improving. But there is still some way to go.
Whether on gender, ethnicity and culture, or social background, diversity could still be improved across a swathe of companies. But while the headline issues are frequently explored, the subject receiving less attention is the actual process of improving diversity. In other words, the problem may be easily diagnosed and the causes identified. What boards really need, however, is the treatment.
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Campaign group Women Corporate Directors has published a list of practical recommendations aimed at increasing the number of women in boardrooms—and accelerating what it terms the "glacial pace" of change in the US.
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