Age Diversity: How Younger Directors Are Impacting Boardrooms

Inside Australia’s Boardrooms

With more corporate conversations centered around issues like digital and societal transformation, the need for board members who understand these trends is clearer than ever. Board diversity is front and center for many companies – but within that realm, age diversity is only slowly gaining traction.

In this episode, Paul Smith, co-founder and CEO of Future Directors Institute, discusses his work in democratizing leadership and framing governance as a way to empower young people to make positive change. Smith brings several key issues around age diversity to the fore:

  • What are the barriers to effectively onboarding younger directors?
  • What types of cross-mentoring can take place between younger and older directors?
  • What steps can boards take to become more reflective of the current workforce?

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