Demand for women and minorities on paid boards is soaring.

    Over the past two years, my colleagues and I, at Executive Advisory and the University of Chicago, have conducted research that has demonstrated that diversity is a crucial business tool in achieving corporate success. Corporate leaders have reviewed our research positively and, as outlined below, are taking bold actions to create more diverse […]

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U.S. Stock Exchange Sets Diversity Rules

SEC Diversity Requirements For the past several years, increasing board diversity has been a pressing item for public companies—and not without good reason. In 2018, a Boston Consulting Group study found that companies, with diverse leadership, had higher revenues from new products and services (an indicator of successful innovation) as well as higher EBIT margins. […]

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Boards and Cybersecurity

In May of 2021, Colonial Pipeline, the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the United States, was targeted by a yet untraced hacker group. The firm’s billing system and internal business network were both compromised, causing a shortage of gas on the east coast. Eventually, Colonial Pipeline paid the hackers a ransom of […]

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