By Monica E. Oss 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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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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