board diversity

Why Board Diversity Matters

Dow’s board of directors is a visible reflection of our overall enterprise.

At Dow, inclusion, diversity, accountability, and good governance starts with our Board of Directors.

Board Diversity Case Study: A Tailored Program to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

By Julie Walsh Senior Vice President Corporate Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer at Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada

Scotiabank has long been committed to board diversity and has taken great strides to achieve it. We first adopted a board diversity policy in 2013, setting out our gender diversity goals but also defining diversity broadly across a range of characteristics.

Today, 46% of our directors are women, and we have consistently had more than 20% women board members since 2004.

But there are other equally important ways that companies can contribute in order to support women, their careers and their ascension to boards.

Improving Company Performance Across the Board: Booz Allen’s Betty Thompson on Increasing Diversity and Inclusion at the Top


The numbers are in: companies with more diversity at the board and executive level see significantly stronger financial performance, including higher return on equity, net income growth, and more. While, in 2019, gender representation still has a long way to go, especially on corporate boards, Booz Allen has been recognized for its leadership. 

Three T. Rowe Price Board Members Named Among Most Influential Black Corporate Directors


Three T. Rowe Price board members were named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: The Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

Mary Bush, Freeman Hrabowski, and Dwight Taylor were among the leaders recognized for their success and achievement. Savoy's Most Influential Black Corporate directory lists African-American executives, influencers, and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards.

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