Thu, Apr 15|
Diversity in the Boardroom Webcast
CLE Total 60-minute hours: 1.25 Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.5 (See CLE/CPE Credit below for state CLE and/or CPE credit details.)
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
About the event
Board diversity – and especially its absence – is an increasingly important governance issue, as evidence mounts (whether cause-and-effect or correlation) that companies with diverse boards often perform better. California and the European Union now have mandates for board diversity; Nasdaq has recently announced regulations that will take effect in the next year or two; and major securities holders like State Street Global Advisors are signaling that board diversity failures may lead them to a “withhold” proxy vote. Despite all of this progress, lack of boardroom diversity – whether due to bias or just inertia – persists widely. With terms like “cultural tone deafness” and “reputational risk” increasingly in the corporate governance lexicon, board members and the attorneys who advise them need to advance board diversity initiatives and have tools at the ready to make them a reality.What You Will Learn
Our panel of experts will discuss the recent developments described above, as well as what may be to come, and how boards and their legal advisors can translate board diversity from an ideal to an actual board mission with strategic implementation actions. Topics of discussion will include:
Recent legal and regulatory mandates regarding board diversity, and future trends
Calls from the investment community and others to improve diversity
Board composition, recruiting and succession “best practices”, including using the “skills matrix” to interrupt the inertia that can lead to lack of diversity
Effective director onboarding to help ensure newly recruited board members are successfulWho Should Attend
Attorneys who advise corporations and those who serve as board members should attend this accredited video webcast from American Law Institute CLE.
- (All times Eastern)1:00 pm Diversity in the Boardroom2:15 pm Adjournment
- Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.25 Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.5
- Level of Instruction: Basic
Howard Brod Brownstein, The Brownstein Corporation, Conshohocken, PA (Moderator and also featured faculty)
Rhonda R. Cohen, The Glenmede Trust Company, Philadelphia
Gail A. Lione, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP. Washington, D.C.
Helen Pudlin, BarkerGilmore LLC, Bryn Mawr, PA
ALI CLE programs are generally accredited in all MCLE jurisdictions. Credit in ID, LA, RI, and UT is available upon request. Click here (https://www.ali-cle.org/mcle/) for more information about CLE state requirements or CPE for accountants/NASBA (https://www.ali-cle.org/about/faq#mcle), or email TeamMCLE@ali-cle.org.