The Call from a Former CEO for Greater Diversity in Boards

Kenneth Taylor, former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, shares his personal story on The Conversation calling for greater diversity of leadership on corporate and nonprofit boards, nationally.

Taylor discusses revealing data from a report by BoardSource, which notes that while “only 61.3 percent of Americans are white, about 84 percent of nonprofit board members are in that demographic group, along with 90 percent of nonprofit board chairs.”

In addition to posing the question of why boards are "so white," as the Nonprofit Quarterly puts it, Taylor provides perspective on the importance of communicating why diversity is fundamental to advance the group’s mission and letting employees of color know their participation is essential.

Read the article on the Nonprofit Quarterly.