The challenge isn’t just making it onto a board–it’s making a difference once you’re there. Once at the table, overcoming subconscious biases, assumptions and social and professional practices can hinder women directors.
According to a recent report, Australia is “the first country in the world to achieve 30% gender diversity in top 100 boardrooms without regulatory intervention or quotas.”
At a time when every aspect of business seems to entail technology directly or indirectly, it’s little wonder that digital disruptions are featuring more heavily than ever among boards’ top concerns.
Here are nine questions that the GE board of directors might have asked during Jeff Immelt’s tenure that may have reduced the $449 billion of shareholder value lost.