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RVC Community Webinar: Improve Results with Board Diversity

  • Friday, May 29, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online - Zoom Virtual Meeting


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Improve Economic Recovery Results With Board Diversity

Webinar | May 29 | Noon - 1pm

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Companies that keep their commitment to diversity in executive ranks and on boards of directors perform better before, during and after economic crises.  For example, a Credit Suisse Research study covering 2006 to 2011 found companies with women on their board outperformed their peers with all-male boards in market value by more than 17 percent.  They also had higher returns on equity, lower leverage, better growth and higher multiples. Strikingly, the study showed that almost all of the market value outperformance with women directors came after 2008, during the financial crisis period and its aftermath.

If you are forming a board or adding a new board member, please join this webinar to hear the research on results from board diversity, insights from a successful CEO and HR executive responsible for board recruiting about the value of diverse board members to help you weather the economic challenge and take your venture to the next stage. 

The webinar includes information on The Boardconnect program that can match your unique board requirements and recommend profiles of diverse candidates who match your requirements.  Learn how the organization taps a Colorado network as well as partners around the country to find a slate of prioritized candidates for consideration.


  • Welcome and Intro - Barbara Bauer, Director, Women's Investor Network
  • Research on Board Diversity Results in Economic Crises - Jo Lynne Whiting, Chair, BoardBound by Women’s Leadership Foundation
  • CEO Perspective - John Kelley, CEO of Cerescan
  • BoardConnect Program - Jo Lynne Whiting
  • Board Search Insights - Erica Wyatt, CHRO from Intrepid Potash

This is a 1 hour workshop and you'll be engaged in interesting content the entire time. This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in learning about how diverse boards improve financial results especially during economic crises. For some additional insights, read this recent article from McKinsey, "Diversity Still Matters."

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