Three Takeaways from Board Diversity Puzzle Event

16/09/2016
On September 15, 2016, diversity on boards was the main topic at the Board Diversity Puzzle Event, organised by SIM Global Education and hosted at Clifford Chance. Read on for what panelists Wong Su-Yen, CEO at Human Capital Leadership Institute; Melissa Ng, Partner at Clifford Chance; Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, CEO at SIM Global Education; and Dr Hisham Farag, Senior Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham University shared

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” explained Melissa Ng, Partner at Clifford Chance. She explained that a critical mass of other female leaders is instrumental for aspiring female leaders.

Other key takeaways:

1.Let’s be forward thinking

Boards serve a different need today than they did 15 years ago. They’ll also likely serve a different role in 15 years. It’s important to step back and do a refresh – what are the skills that your board will need?

Rather than nominating someone within the network, go beyond the immediate circle and...

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