Our experts give various views on diversity and how the U.S.companies measure against their European counterparts. In the U.S. board recruitment is often based on board members reaching out to people they already know and are comfortable with; often individuals with views and experiences similar to their own. Recruitment may also not take into consideration other values not reflected on the current board.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, to talk about this issue and solutions are key experts in the area of corporate governance:
- Renee Hornbaker: North Texas Chapter President, National Association of Corporate Directors
- Richard Leblanc, PhD: Author of Inside the Boardroom, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto Canada
- James Waters, JD: Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Our experts agree. Whether it be a for-profit or nonprofit board, both require good governance, experienced board members and diverse perspectives. The diversity issue is one that needs to be challenged.
For the entire write-up on the show and it’s highlights, visit the blog post from the original air date by following this link: The Board Diversity Challenge
Talking about things that matter… with people who care.
Niki N. McCuistion
Consultant and speaker:
On Engaging Employees, Organizational Culture, Governance and Strategic Planning
2208 – 12.28.2014