20 Great Women Silicon Valley Tech Companies Can Add to Their Boards of Directors
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Boards
So many great board candidates!
Finding women to add to a company's board is even harder since the job listings aren't posted publicly and advertised widely to attract a diverse network, says Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, CEO of Joyus and founder of theBoardlist.
"When a board seat opens, the typical process is that a CEO will turn to their few, most trusted peers for recommendations of potential board members, who in turn give recommendations of their few, most trusted peers," Singh Cassidy told Business Insider. "Because our closest networks are usually very similar to ourselves, this process doesn't necessarily yield a lot of diversity — not only of gender or race, but educational background, functional expertise or industry. While there may be no intent to actively exclude any group, this lack of diversity in networks means that opportunities aren't exposed to a broader pool of talent."
She started theBoardlist, a LinkedIn-like network that specifically recommends highly-qualified women in tech to take seats on company boards, to abolish any excuse that there aren't highly-qualified women able to join a company's board.
In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, theBoardlist shared with Business Insider the list of some of the top women in tech that should be on a Silicon Valley tech board right now, as nominated by its community.
It's this part that I find offensive:
Silicon Valley Tech Companies Should Be Adding
I changed the title to "can add".
theBoardlist says only companies with over $5 million in annual revenue can apply.
Sheryl Sandberg's deeply troubling stats about women:
Fortune 500 companies with women on their boards:
PWC Survey says Many See No Need for Equal Representation on Boards:
Those many are uninformed, because companies with women in leadership roles perform better: