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Board Diversity and Culture – ICD

November 23, 2017

Posted in: WATSON Speaks

For public company boards, increased levels of gender diversity are linked to improved financial performance. There is a great deal of discussion about the benefits of having diversity on a board of directors. Regardless of the type of board, evidence would suggest that having a diversity in its many forms–gender, culture, skills, knowledge, age leads to better decision-making.

What does this mean in practical terms for directors at both publicly-traded companies and for non-profit boards? Moderator Jennifer Coulson, Senior Manager, ESC Integration, bcIMC poses this question to Liz and fellow panelist Judith Sayer, President, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

The Institute of Corporate Directors breakfast session in Victoria offers members the opportunity to hear how boards can improve their recruitment practices and improve processes to foster a diversity of views and a constructive board culture.