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Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge

Awareness of the business case for inclusion and diversity is on the rise. While social justice typically

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  1. History – Vision – Mission

The Thirty Percent Coalition, in existence since 2011, is an influential national organization. Their vision is for senior leadership in companies and the corporate boardroom to reflect the gender, racial and ethnic diversity of the United States workforce. The mission of the Thirty Percent Coalition is to promote gender diversity, including women of color, on corporate boards.

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For women like Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, an imaginary sign seems to hang outside U.S. boardrooms. It reads: “Help Not Wanted.”

The longtime chief executive of the nonprofit Cancer Research Institute has fruitlessly pursued a public company directorship for several years. With a resume that touts her decades of experience as a CEO and cancer researcher, she has reached out to business acquaintances and enlisted the help of an executive-recruitment firm. “I don’t think I even cross anybody’s mind,’’ Dr. O’Donnell-Tormey said.

... These companies clearly understand that board diversity is not a social issue, but is about improving their companies’ performance and enhancing their long-term sustainable value.

Mary Hartman Morris, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Co-Chair Thirty Percent Coalition's Institutional Investor Committee.