Board Diversity

Board Diversity

NACD has long been championing diversity in the boardroom, from the position that directors should bring varied experiences that align with the company's strategic goals. This Resource Center provides practical guidance and tools specifically designed to increase diversity in the boardroom.

Stakeholder discussions on diversity

Investor perspectives on board diversity Director tip sheet: discussing boardroom diversity with major shareholders Leading disclosures on director diversity compiled by the NYC Comptroller’s Office Diversity continues to be a top concern for investors

Building an inclusive culture

The inclusion imperative for boards (Deloitte) The power of difference: building a culture of inclusion Creating a diverse and inclusive boardroom culture How boards can avoid important D&I pitfalls

Diversity case studies

Newmont Mining’s journey to diversifying its board Foot Locker champions diversity and inclusion Example of director criteria for board nomination

Creating diverse board composition

The gradual evolution of board composition Survive proxy season by prioritizing board composition A sample board expertise matrix A guide to board-level diversity discussions Create an agile board for the 21st century Metrics to monitor for evaluating gender progress How a company incorporated LGBTQ diversity into its proxy Why the military community belongs in your boardroom Understanding disability inclusion

Succession planning

Leading practices of diverse candidate search policies Multiyear board succession planning matrix Overcoming bias in board recruitment Gauging the resistance to greater board diversity Building a strategic-asset board

Diversity and management

Diversity demands trickle down from boardroom to workforce Change management—integrating diverse points of view Embracing the “power of difference” at all levels of the company


Making an impact on board diversity and inclusion Boardroom of the future


Director Professionalism® Fit for the Future Global Board Leaders’ Summit Master Class