EgonZehnder’s 2022-2023 Global Board Diversity Tracker shows that 19 percent of directorships among Russell 3000 companies are held by non-white board members, which is an increase of 7 percent since 2020. However, that same level of progress is lagging when it comes to board leadership positions. Ninety percent of chair positions in Russell 3000 companies are held by white directors in 2022, and 87 percent of committee chair positions are held by white board members.
In their new article, Charles Gray and Akiba Smith-Francis discuss the importance of board diversity and explore how to move from board member to board leader with 25 new and experienced corporate directors.
Read the article: Transitioning from Board Member to Board Leader