Filling the opportunity gap
Most experts agree that board diversity needs to change but do not necessarily agree how.
Brian Bolton, IMD stresses the importance of mandating boardroom diversity to narrow the opportunity gap for women.
Kudos to California, where the state governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed into law new requirements for companies headquartered in the state to include more women on their boards. The law will force heavyweights such as Apple, Facebook, Tesla, and Google (Alphabet) to revamp their boards to comply.
Supporters believe increasing board diversity is important for both social and economic reasons; that a more diverse pool of directors creates a better board, with