Battling Systemic Racism: How Boards Can Have a Positive Impact - Part 1

Inside America’s Boardrooms

The topic of systemic racism is a critical conversation that many companies and boards are now prioritizing, some for the first time. With racial tensions running high across the U.S., the steps that boards and senior leaders take next will ultimately dictate public sentiment and shape moral expectations. What can board directors do to encourage diversity and prioritize inclusion?

In this first in a four-part series, Priya Cherian Huskins, Board Member with Realty Income Corp., and Doug Chia, President of Soundboard Governance, share their views on inclusion of the Asian-Pacific community within the boardroom and senior management. They offer perspectives on how boards can change the status quo.

  • How do public company boards typically address racial biases? What programs and best practices need to be introduced?
  • What can boards do to elevate leadership opportunities for racial minorities and create better representation in the C-suite and boardroom?

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