Join us on Wednesday, November 30th at the offices of KPMG as we introduce 2020 Women on Boards, a grassroots organization whose goal is to raise the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20% by the year 2020. You’re invited to join us for our first 2020 Women on Boards breakfast as leaders of this organization will be sharing their vision with us, as well as
Why Care About Board Diversity?
Business conditions and the volatile economy have caused corporate stakeholders at all levels – consumers, employees, shareholders, and legislators – to question the way companies do business. As a result, shareholder advocacy is on the rise. Increasingly, investors are calling on companies to diversify their boards of directors.
The most effective boards encourage the expression of different views to arrive at good decisions. Board diversity promotes this conversation, allowing companies to improve how they identify, address, and resolve problems. There is growing evidence to suggest that gender diversity correlates with strong financial performance. And yet, women hold only 11% of corporate board seats within Fortune 1000 companies in the United States.
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