Episode 040

Building Awareness On The Importance Of Board Diversity, with Deb Pine

Oct 2, 2019 | Boardroom Bound

Organizations with greater levels of gender diversity have stronger financial performance and fewer governance-related issues

About this episode

If starting today every new corporate director was a woman, it would take 40 years to achieve boardroom gender equality.

Shocking! This statistic gets Deb Pine fired up. And she’s working to change this.

A combination of government mandates, shareholder activism, and advocacy efforts will likely lead to further progress towards gender balance over time.  

But to rapidly increase diversity in the boardroom will take a big push. That’s why Deb is a part of 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. Today the campaign is rapidly spreading throughout the U.S. providing education and advocacy strategies designed to encourage change.

On November 21st, all across the U.S. local WOB chapter will be hosting a conversation on diversity. Deb leads the Boston event. And I’m proud to be part of the Steering Committee.  

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