When:
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 12:00p -
1:00p

Where:
Virtual
Online
Boston, MA 02090

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Innovation, Tech, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://witi.com/networks/boston/events/3525/Fireside-Chat,-Virtual.-Get-on-Board:-Increasing-Diversity-In-The-Board-Roo/

Women make up more than half of the world population and the U.S. workforce. They influence nearly 70% all purchasing decisions, worldwide. Yet, women hold just 16.9% of board seats globally, according to a Deloitte report. Nationally, nearly 80% of capital firms in the U.S. have failed to allow women to represent on the board of portfolio companies. In Massachusetts, women occupy only 39% of corporate board seats and a sparse 34% serve as board chairs, according to an Eos Foundation study.

Yet, studies indicate that diversity in the board room leads to more innovative solutions to complex problems and provide new perspectives that broaden the insights of all members. Why then, do women remain vastly underrepresented on corporate boards?

During this fireside chat, Parna Sarkar-Basu and Barbara Clarke will cover:

- The function of a corporate board
- Why is it important to have women on boards NOW as companies plan for post-COVID-19 recovery
- Benefits of gender inclusivity on a corporate board
- How to achieve success as a board member or director.

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