Opening the Way for New Leaders Increase Diversity

Build the leadership skills of senior managers, especially people of color and women and encourage diversity on grantee boards. “If the board lacks diversity, it won’t be likely to look to people of color for leadership. And even if they do hire a person of color to be CEO, that person isn’t likely to stay long if the board isn’t committed to values of diversity and inclusion.”

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This takeaway was derived from Executive Transitions.