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From June 8–10, HR leaders from across Corporate America gathered at the InnerCircle conference to discuss key strategies for maximizing potential at their companies. In a panel discussion exploring the dynamics of modern boards of directors, Ilana Wolfe, Head of Corporate Board Engagement at Goldman Sachs, was joined by David Chun, Founder & CEO of Equilar, Edith Cooper, Co-Founder of Medley and board member at Amazon, PepsiCo & EQT Partners, and Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Advisory for Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence.
Bringing together perspectives from board membership, the financial industry and corporate governance, David, Edith, and Byron discuss how board diversity in skillset, experience and identity contributes to maximizing potential for the company.
“There’s an increased focus on the skills of each board member…You’re going to see more and more investors focusing on why certain people are on the board.”
—David Chun, Founder & CEO of Equilar
As board dynamics shift, it is clear that diversity and HCM experience are driving focuses. Not only does diversity in background and experience give boards an edge with more perspective, it also helps attract top talent.
Updated for tax year 2022