Boards in America: Pale, Male and Stale

Board architecture isn’t given enough emphasis. Established Boards and new Boards both need to take a long look at the┬ádiversity of its members. Far too often people “know someone who’d be great” and that’s how Board seats get filled. That is not a wise move. Diversity in all its forms, age, gender, ethnicity, political leanings, innovativeness, emotional intelligence, strategy and governance, personality traits, industry background, etc, must be factored in when creating/adding to a Board. It isn’t about having quotas; it’s about having healthy diversity to ensure a well-rounded perspective is always present and the Board is effective and progressive.

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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