Corporate Governance

Prioritizing Board Diversity

, New York Law Journal

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In their Corporate Governance column, David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh write: In what has been called a "breakout year" for gender diversity on U.S. public company boards, corporate America showed increasing enthusiasm for diversity-promoting measures during 2016. Momentum toward gender parity on boards is building, particularly in the top tier of public corporations.

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  • Alex K.

    It is astonishing to read such blather from such otherwise intelligent people. The so-called "study" of "diverse" boards and profitability is risaible. No court could admit it as evidence. As the authors well know, boards have to serious operational impact. Further, what is a "diverse" board? Are there 1, 2, 3 or more women who represent a "woman‘s point of view"? Are there blacks who speak for all blacks? Are all "whites" the same? The whole notion of diversity is based on racial, gender and ethnic stereotyping. It assume that somehow if you have X number of representative females ro blacks or hispanics or transgendered people, they somehow speak for their stereotypical class. This article furthers the notion that the US consists solely of blacks, whites, males,m females ans choose-your-ethnic preference. There are no longer Jews, Italians, Greeks, Russians or Chinese. "Diversity" is a scam to introduce quotes for people who think that they would be CEOs, law firm leaders, board members or otherwise but for discrimination. The notion is racist, sexist and absurd.

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