Second Edition

A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-For-Profit Board Members

Editor: Richard LeBlanc

“Chapter 10: The State of Gender Diversity in Boardrooms”

Author: Dr. Nancy Gianni Herbert


Gender Diversity

Professional and Social Capital

How Social Capital Can Be Represented on Boards

Social and Regulatory Effects on Gender Parity in Boardrooms

The Paradigm Shift

Perpetuating the Myth

Demystifying the Conundrum

The Solution Is Not Representation, but Equality

The Challenges of Diversity


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1119537168
ISBN-10: 1119537169
Kindle and Hardcover: 1472 Pages
The Handbook of Board Governance Second Edition

Conversation Starters

High performing board directors often seek out board governance topics for discussion to help broaden their scope of knowledge, learn best practices, and ignite crucial conversations that might help board add value to their organization. Boardroom Sage provides a series of conversation starter topics for this purpose.

Let’s talk about the status of gender diversity on credit union boards. It’s not new that females, who represent half of credit union membership nationwide,...

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Additional Resources

Six Mistakes Credit Unions Make When Recruiting Female Directors… and how to avoid them.
As published in CU Managment. Women make up the lion’s share—or should we say “lioness’s share”?—of membership at U.S. credit unions, but their representation on...

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