We don’t just talk the talk — we have deliberately created a database of diverse board candidates to match with our NYSE-listed companies who have open board seats. We are partnering with Diligent to further the dialogue around Board Diversity and bring the conversation to the Board Rooms and decision makers in corporate America. Together, we hope to highlight next generation leadership, help companies stay ahead of the policy curve, and showcase those that are taking action in new and exciting ways.
These virtual events will be thought-provoking, educational, and interactive so that attendees feel empowered with current data, trends and an edge in the pursuit of Boards that better represent the diverse thinking businesses need and customers you serve.
Many of America’s leading companies have policies in place that prevent their executives from serving on external boards. These policies are one of the many obstacles of achieving board diversity and can complicate efforts that seek to advance women and diverse candidates into the boardrooms in corporate America. In a conversation with champions of change, we’ll examine the status of certain company policies, where leaders may need to evolve, and how supporting women and executives who are invited to join boards can be good for all stakeholders.
As legislation creeps further into board room matters, it’s clear that winning at diversity means staying ahead of the policy curve. The second installment of our Board Diversity series looks at what needs to be done to create a plan for diversity and enact it deftly. NYSE Executive Vice Chairman Betty Liu speaks with Enrique Lores, CEO of HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Pamela Gibbs, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.