Sat Nav For Race and Gender Diversity On Boards

Sat Nav for Race and Gender Diversity On Boards

Black Women on Boards (BWOB) challenges  chairs of  corporates to prioritise  not only gender but also race diversity in to increase numbers of women in board and senior executive roles.

The BWOB challenge follows  ongoing research showing a decline in female senior executives and a  women on corporate boards.

“These facts highlight the urgent need for practical strategies that address impediments to women achieving leadership roles,” BWOB directors said.

It has launched the BWOB Road Map for Gender Diversity, featuring simple interventions that company chairs can implement to address the deficit of women and more so Black women on boards both public and private sector in the UK.

“Chairs play the key role in determining board make up and can make diversity a high priority for their board and the company.”

“There are increasingly stronger arguments for chairs, directors and companies to pay diversity the same level of attention as financial and other matters receive.”

“This has been further strengthened by revelations of the poor practices which have led to recent turmoil on global markets.”

“Including a more diverse range of professionals in the decision making process would seem an intelligent approach for a forward-looking company” BWOB Director – Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE said.

Research shows that improving the gender balance on boards has a flow on effect of increasing numbers of women corporate employees, improving corporate governance, raising productivity and boosting business outcomes.

“BWOB will write to chairs and deputy chairs of top companies urging them to look beyond their traditional networks when making their next board appointment and offering to search our database of current and emerging female leaders.”

“We have a number of women with the required skills and experience seeking executive and director roles, who just need to need to get on the board radar.”

The UK is slightly a head of the EU with The European Union (11 %), but behind Canada (13 %) and the USA (14.8 %) with 12.5% compared.

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