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A Seat at the Table: Black and Latinx Women on Boards

3/31/20: A 2017 McKinsey report found companies with the most ethnically and culturally diverse boards worldwide were 43% more likely to report higher profits. While there has been momentum especially in the last 2 years for greater gender diversity, the rate of new Black and Latinx female corporate directors has not increased as quickly.

Join us for an interactive discussion on how to change the composition of corporate America on boards and move the needle on the inclusion of Black and Latinx women on corporate boards. Hear from Black and Latinx corporate board directors on their experience in the boardroom and insights into creating more movement in the numbers.


  • Merline Saintil, COO, Change Healthcare; Board Director, Banner Bank

  • Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Seam Innovation; Board Director, Recology

  • Kaye Foster,Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group; Board Director, Agios Pharmaceuticals; Board Director, Grail

  • Mary Stutts, Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Health Equity Officer, Stanford Health Care; Board Director, Wellist, Frrager, WorldWideWomen

  • Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado, VP, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Macys; Board Director, Umpqua Bank


  • Lybra Clemons, Chief Diversity Officer


  • Leah Wilson, State Bar of California

  • Teresa Alvarado, SPUR

  • Alison Richards, Intel

  • Gabriela Chavez-Lopez, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

  • Nicole White, ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

  • Lorena Chatterjee

  • Janet Miller Evans, Entevos

  • Breanna Zwart, YouTube Social Impact


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