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. Last week, I asked the women in my network (and beyond) whether they’ve ever served on a private or public board, why (or why not) and if they supported board quotas. This week, I’d like to hear from men.
If you’re a man 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:
– Men, if you have served on a board, what kind of board(s)? How many?
– Men, can you comment on your experiences on boards that did/did not include women?
– Men, have you witnessed gender discrimination in the selection process for new board members– choosing a male candidate over a better-qualified female candidate because of gender?
I’ll share the results of this poll and last week’s poll in an article soon!
Thank you. Names won’t be disclosed (unless you disclose in comment). Please invite your male colleagues to fill out the poll, and there’s still time for women to participate in the female-facing poll I published last week! The poll for women closes April 8th, and this poll for men will close April 10th.