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Leadership Diversity

Based on input from Commission on Economic Inclusion Best in Class winning organizations and other award-winning employers, the components described below appear to be consistently present within organizations whose leadership diversity is: diverse due to intentional actions and policies and practices, and associated with an effective strategy and/or measurable results.


Value Proposition

The SEC Wants New Rules for Board Diversity - Here's Why that Matters
Fortune

Diversity and Inclusion #GameChangers
Russell Reynolds Associates
 

Why Board of Directors Diversity is Good for Business
Carl J.Taylor
 

Fortune 100 Proxy Statements regarding directory diversity
UNC School of Law – Director Diversity Initiative
 

Top 50 NC Public Companies Proxy Statements regarding director diversity
UNC School of Law – Director Diversity Initiative
 
The Board’s Role in Developing a Diverse Leadership Team
James W.Gauss and Howard T. Jessamy, Witt/Kieffer
 

Why Board Diversity Matters
Jan Greene
 

Strategic Diversity Solutions: Top 3Reasons to Care about Women on Boards of Directors
Strategic Diversity Advisors
 

The Importance of Leadership Diversity:  The Relationship between Diversity and Organizational Success in the Academic Environment
Mark D. Winston

Women and Minorities on Fortune 100 Boards
The Alliance for Board Diversity
 

Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards
The Alliance for Board Diversity
 

Updated Datasheet: Alliance for Board Diversity Report: Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards
The Alliance for Board Diversity
 
Board Diversity: Who Has a Seat at the Table?
Cynthia M.Krus, Lis A. Morgan, and Terri Ginsberg

Women Matter: Making the Breakthrough
McKinsey and Company

Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools
Kelli A. Green, Mayra López, Allen Wysocki, and Karl Kepner

The Impact of Senior Leadership Commitment on Diversity and Inclusion
IR Concepts


Getting Started

NACD Diversity Discussion Guide for Directors
National Association of Corporate Directors
 

Board Diversity and Proxy Disclosure
Thomas Less Hazen and Lissa L. Broome
 

Board Diversity: Your Biggest Challenge
Patty Bates-Ballard
 
The Board’s Role in Developing a Diverse Leadership Team
James W.Gauss and Howard T. Jessamy, Witt/Kieffer
 

Getting on Board: Perspectives on for Womenon Becoming Effective Corporate Directors
Inter Organization Network

Best in Class - Board Diversity

2012 - Eaton
2012 - University Hospitals
2012 - Lifebanc

2013 - FirstEnergy
2013 - Case Western Reserve University
2013 - Lifebanc


Best in Class - Senior Management Diversity


2012 - Cleveland State University
2012 - KeyCorp
2012 - Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

2013 - Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
2013 - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
2013 - Time Warner Cable



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