Switching Seats: From Investor Advocate to Board Member

Inside Americas Boardrooms
Investor advocates often find themselves spending a good portion of their time pushing corporate boards to make changes in the best interest of shareholders. Despite a common end goal, expectations between investors and directors are often difficult to bridge.

In this episode, Ann Yerger, board member with Bed Bath & Beyond and former Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors, reflects on her transition from a 20+ year career in investor advocacy to serving as a corporate director:

  • What are the largest gaps between investor and director expectations?
  • What suggestions does Yerger offer to bridge these gaps?
  • How has Yerger's perspective on board leadership and diversity evolved since her arrival in the boardroom?

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