Rhonda Brauer | Scott Zdrazil | Hope Mehlman
For companies and boards seeking to protect and create additional long-term value, leveraging diverse perspectives around the board table the power of their board diversity is critical. Board diversity has been identified as a contributor to value creation for companies of all sizes and maximizes board effectiveness, by including a variety of perspectives, avoiding "group think" in the board room, and helping to ensure the board/company does not make risky decisions. This panel will bring together an investor representative, a corporate executive, and a board advisor/ESG consultant, all of whom have been successful and active in this space. They will address the following questions:
- What is the optimal board composition for maximize corporate effectiveness?
- What questions can and should directors ask themselves to enhance their boards' gender, social and professional diversity to obtain diversity of perspectives represented on the board?
- What are concrete steps to take in the areas of board evaluations, refreshment, and succession planning to increase board diversity?