The women within our membership are both aspiring and experienced corporate board directors. All of them came to us for different reasons, but we likely agree on one crucial point: We must increase the pace of change in our boardrooms so more women have a seat at the table. Here is how we can work together:
If you are a CEO or executive, or influence someone who is, I urge you to take action.
-Assemble your boards in a strategic manner, adding directors that best represent your customers, employees & shareholders
If you serve as a director now, use your prime position of influence to increase diversity.
-Sponsor women candidates & bring their names forward whenever a board seat opens
-Commit your entire organization to adding diverse voices - not only gender but age, race and skill-set as well
If you are a senior-level executive woman, it is time to step up & serve.
-Develop your personal brand & learn how to work your network - don't assume people know your goals
-Mentor & promote women leaders who are doing great work
If sitting corporate board directors, female leaders and senior-level executives come together to make sure that more corporations and other institutions are influenced by women, we'll accelerate the pace of positive change in our boardrooms.