One of the things that should be important to Human Resources Departments and Management Professionals everywhere is diversity; and not just at the bottom, but at the top. According to a 2012 survey by Catalyst, only 16.6 percent of boardrooms have directors that are women. This is something decision makers should keep in mind during the nominating process. A board with more diversity can more effectively govern a diverse working body.
“This represents the seventh consecutive year with no progress in the representation of women on public boards of directors—a notable finding in a country where women make up more than half of the population and have a higher level of educational attainment than men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.” - Rebecca Hastings, Getting Women Into The Boardroom
When you look to your Board of Directors, how many women are filling the posts there? The next time a place opens up on the board, perhaps it would be beneficial to encourage the nominating committee to invite more women into the process.
And remember all of you Human Resources professionals: Be Human... Be a Resource... Be a Resource for Humans.
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