“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
One place where women can make a huge difference in their communities, organizations and industries is seated on a board.
Studies have show that having a diverse board of directors actually improves employee performance. Companies with higher representation of women in leadership positions, and serving on the board of directors, reported higher numbers than peer companies on return on equity, return on sales, and return on invested capital.
Adding diversity to a board means that more communities are represented, and therefore the board is better able to make decisions that better serve everyone. Seeing women in leadership positions also shows other women that they too could hold positions of leadership, and has been shown to increase productivity and satisfaction.
It pays to have women on board.
Have you considered being a part of a board?
Being an active board member gives you an opportunity to make decisions, drive strategy, support and influence the outcomes in an organization that you care about. It can also bring some great professional and personal benefits as well, such as:
- Expanding your network
- Developing leadership skills
- Potentially supplementing your income
- Understanding board and business processes and operations
- Challenging you intellectually
- Adding new prestige and credibility to your name
- Making a real difference
▶️ The Arts Partnership is hosting a Board Leadership Academy to enrich the experiences of current board members, and train potential board members in how to get the most out of their experience. If interested in attending the virtual training, you can find more information and register here.