CEO Dale E. Jones told the Wall Street Journal that increasing Black representation matters because African-Americans “have played a key role as customers and shareholders and employees.” It was just one of many insights Jones gave to the Journal’s Joann S. Lublin during a recent eye-opening panel discussion on “How to Increase the Number of Black Board Members.”
Among other topics Jones discussed: the need for term limits, and the need for new thinking to find the strongest Black candidates. “There are Black people in corporate America in various roles in technology, global supply chain, digital marketing,” he told the Journal. “Boards can look outside a corporate arena to find other strong Black candidates. There are leaders running global not-for-profit organizations — major hospital systems and institutions in higher education.”
You can find the entire panel discussion here (subscription required).