Including the perspectives of underrepresented groups in leadership roles will result in more innovation, improved productivity, and better economic outcomes.
Assembly Member, California
There are many studies that indicate that having a more diverse board … improves the financial performance of a company.
It’s time corporate boardrooms mirror the rich diversity of our country.
US Sen. Bob Menendez
Member of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee
In diversity there is strength.
The biggest problem is that people had not spent enough energy focusing on finding people who could be great candidates for boards.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
President of the University of Maryland
Companies with more diversity on their boards are less likely to be subject to costly public governance controversies such as bribery, fraud, or shareholder battles.
Diversity of the board is an important element of giving investors confidence in the future sustainability of the company.
Now that we know diverse boards perform better financially, they have a fiduciary responsibility to diversify.
CEO of Blendoor
It's important for employees, important for management teams and important for even customers in some cases to see that there is broad representation at the most senior levels of an organization.
Elizabeth “Busy” Burr
Board Member Rite-Aid