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The Importance of Diversity in Corporate Boards

A report published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte, "Missing Pieces", shows that the number of women and minorities on boards at Fortune 500 companies was at an all-time high in 2018. In fact, well over half of Fortune 500 boards have reached diversity levels of at least 30 percent women and minorities on their boards. That’s progress, but the flip side is that means 70 percent of the board is made up of white males. So what can we do? Deb DeHaas, Vice Chairman and National Managing partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte, joins host Laura Zarrow to discuss the implications of this report of Women@Work.