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Diversity Is Diverse

Since we conducted our last Global Board Diversity Tracker in 2018, the world has changed dramatically. The need for diversity has only increased: The global pandemic has proven that nontraditional types of leadership skills—be they increased ability, courage, more emotional intelligence, or comfort with a digital-first approach—are needed more than ever. At the same time, a painful and public global reckoning with a culture of embedded racism and discrimination has put increasing pressure on companies to make quick and significant changes to their leadership teams, both inside and outside of the boardroom.

Jill Ader

Board leaders have the power to modernize governance with a few bold steps. Change is within our grasp.

Jill Ader

Chair, Egon Zehnder

Edilson Camara

Business decisions are sharpened by open debate among people of different experiences and perspectives. The time to bring diverse voices together on boards is now.

Edilson Camara

CEO, Egon Zehnder

How can companies move the needle on diversity successfully? There are several long-term and short-term actions that companies can take to achieve meaningful change.


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Success Stories

Learn from chairs and directors how they diversified their boards

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For more information about this tracker or about Egon Zehnder’s board and diversity and inclusion work, please contact:

Cynthia Soledad
Egon Zehnder Global Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion Council
Pam Warren
Egon Zehnder Global Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion Council
Ashley Summerfield
Global Board Practice
  • Content Leads: Cheryl Soltis Martel
  • Digital Leads: Luke Sherwin, Kelsey McGillis
  • Communication Strategy: Stacy Drumtra
  • Design Concept: Malvika Singh, Markus Schuler
  • Global Diversity Specialist: Katrin Sier
  • Research: Raminder Kaur, Atul Dhingra, with data from BoardEx
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