Boardroom diversity in 2018 – Your weekly roundup

It’s been six months now since our full-day event on Board Diversity and it continues to be a hot topic, not just in terms of good corporate governance but also in the wider world of entertainment, technology, and beyond. It’s been a big year for diversity efforts in Silicon Valley in particular, with the release of the so-called Google Memo and issues within Uber’s senior management coming to a head. Now we’re 20% through 2018, where are we now?

How Board Diversity could have prevented the Theranos fiasco

    Elizabeth Holmes, the once-lionized CEO of the U.S. blood-testing company Theranos, was charged with fraud last week. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused her of misleading investors about the effectiveness of her company’s technology and overstating its revenues. [The Globe and Mail]

    Melinda Gates on diversity in tech, ending malaria, and the problems money can’t solve

      “If you [only] have products created by white guys in their 20s, you’re gonna miss the mark.” [Vox

      Silicon Valley’s diversity efforts get mired in scandal

        In 2017, the technology industry faced a humiliating reality that took the shine off efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive future. [CNET

        India Inc is now willing to pay more to fix its gender diversity problem

          Indian companies seem to be finally taking gender diversity seriously. [QZ

          The Importance of Fostering Emotional Diversity in Boys

            Boys grow up in a world inhabited by a narrower range of emotions. [Scientific American

            What is your take on the current state of board diversity? Comment below.

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