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Webinar: How does board diversity help its effectiveness? Board members’ perspective

Henley Alumni Global Knowledge Webinar - How does board diversity help its effectiveness? Board members’ perspective.

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Event information
Date 5th June 2018
Time 11:30am - 12:30pm
Event types:
Webinars

This Webinar will be hosted by Rita Goyal, a fourth-year Doctoral Researcher, Marketing & Reputation, Henley Business School, online at 12:30 GMT until 13:30 GMT on Wednesday 6 June.

Webinar Synopsis:

Despite an ever-increasing body of academic research on the role of board diversity in improving boards’ functioning and companies are governed, the perspective of board members is seldom presented. Boards members may have their interpretation of the term ‘board diversity', as they have the experience of observing its impact or the lack of it. Hence, this research focuses on presenting board members’ views on a) how board diversity ought to be defined; b) how it impacts boards’ ability to perform their roles. The findings of this research are based on elite-interviews with board members (Chairs, CEOs and Executive Directors) of top FTSE companies.

About the Speaker:

Rita is a fourth-year Doctoral Researcher at M&R, Henley Business School. Her PhD research is on board diversity and its impact on boards' role-effectiveness. She has published two co-authored articles in reputable journals and a book chapter in a Routledge book on Women on Boards. She has successfully co-authored in the realm of board governance for prestigious fora such as EGOS, EURAM, BAM, ICGS, and Gender, Work & Organizations conferences.

Earlier Rita has worked in the fast track Indian Civil Services for two decades in various middle and senior management roles. Rita holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a postgraduate degree in History with a silver medal in her university in India.

To hear Rita's thoughts and pose her questions on the topic How does board diversity help its effectiveness? Board members’ perspective, register now and complete the short booking form.

Please note: Registration is free of charge, but you do need to register in advance to receive the login details. Please register by 23:59 GMT on Monday 4 June to receive your login details in good time.