By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer In the United States, diversity on boards—both for-profit and non-profit—is still a long way from reflecting the diversity of the populations served by their organizations. White individuals hold 84% of Fortune 500 board seats but make up 60% of the population; Black individuals hold 8.6% of board seats but constitute 12.5% of the population; Latinos fill just 3.8% of board seats but make up 18.5% of the population; and Asians/Pacific Islanders fill 3.7% of board seats while they constitute 5.7% of the population (see Corporate Board Diversity: Moving Beyond Lip Service). Among non-profits, the numbers are not much better. 78% of…
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