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Episode 7: The Importance of Board Diversity

In the last episode in our series on board governance, Audra, Kyle, and Aasa talk about the importance of board diversity. Having people with different backgrounds, life experience, and skills helps ensure fresh perspectives on planning and problem-solving; we draw on personal experiences to discuss issues around recruiting diverse boards and making sure there is space at the table for people to contribute.

Related resources

Scott E. Page – “The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies

Dr. Isobel Findlay – “Engaging an Age-Diverse Workplace

Dr. Jen Budney – Beyond Target-Setting: Cultivating Diversity on Co-operative Boards

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