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Five Ways To Boost Gender Diversity In The Boardroom

Until recently, I hadn’t thought much about the role of gender equality in my own personal journey. After all, my mother was the entrepreneur in our family and paved the way for my success. As such, in less than a decade, I was able to build one of the fastest-growing healthcare companies in America from the ground up while also raising a family of four.

However, things started to change when I sold the majority ownership of my company to a private equity firm. When I stepped down as the company’s CEO to join the board of directors as the second-largest shareholder, I noticed that I was one of two women board members at the table. That’s when I started paying attention to gender diversity on boards, in particular. The lack of representation in the boardroom became even more apparent when I looked for other board opportunities.

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