Friday, January 23, 2009

Diversity and the Boardroom

Almost three-quarters of the members of Fortune 100 boards of directors are white men, according to a January 20, 2009, column in BusinessWeek. The remaining 28 percent are women and ethnic minorities.

One group that is trying to make available qualified board candidates who are women or ethnic minority males is the nonprofit Boardroom Bound. It's Corporate Board Director Candidate Pipeline Seminar comes to San Francisco in late February, and no doubt will be the place for local individuals to go to and learn more about increasing that 28 percent of Fortune 100 boards -- and boards at other companies across the country.

We're pleased to note that one of the speakers will be a member of The Commonwealth Club's Board of Governors, Evelyn S. Dilsaver, who is also the former executive vice president of Charles Schwab and former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management.

Interested? Get more information.


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