Increasing the variety of people who serve on your board offers the opportunity to tap into a rich pool of talented candidates, bringing new voices, experiences and approaches to the decision-making process. It will also help you to add depth to existing skills and ideas and, perhaps most importantly, bring the board closer to properly representing its stakeholders.
Greater diversity will also expand the networks available to your group, help you to reach your "audience," increase the profile of your group and build support for what you are doing in key constituencies.
A number of studies have found that having a diverse board can also bring about better organisational performance - both financial and non-financial. Diversity makes for better governance - and better governance inevitably means better results.
Women make up 51% of the population - having women on boards means that organisations have more chance of being relevant to the whole community.
Below we have listed a range of resources that will help you to make your board more inclusive of women.
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