Boards that lack diversity are unwilling to change

A vast majority of boards have recognised that they are far from diverse and inclusive but only a few are willing to take any action to change this.

In the recent ‘The Governance Gap’ survey, by Koya Leadership Partners, a significant number of boards reported that leadership diversity was critical for success, and more than 60 per cent said they didn’t feel their board reflected the community it serves.

Authors of the report, Molly Delano Brennan and Miecha Ranea Forbes, said: “Our survey indicates that boards are well aware of the importance of diversity and inclusion, and they want to become more diverse, but they lack the knowledge, skills, resources and genuine commitment to change required to turn it into action.”

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