There is a lot of interesting talk about “board quotas” right now, and as I am an advocate for optimal board composition, board diversity is a topic I care deeply about. I want to add my voice to the conversation. It occurred to me to ask the women in my network (and beyond) whether they’ve ever served on a private or public board, and why (or why not).
If you’re a woman who wishes to contribute to this valuable discourse, please answer the poll questions below:
I would be so grateful to have comments from all visitors in the comment section. Some things I’m especially interested in knowing:
– Women, if you have served on a board, what kind of board(s)? How many? What did you get out of it? How was your experience overall?
– Women, if you haven’t served on a board, why not? Did it not seem important? Do you not know how to go about it, or which board to choose?
– Women, if you have tried to serve on a board but were not selected, what happened? Did you understand why you weren’t chosen?
I’ll share the results of this poll (and a follow-up for men) soon!