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Diversity is more than just a societal hot-button.
Board members must follow the same cybersecurity standards as employees.
Digital transformations boost efficiency and increase revenue.
Nonprofit service can prepare directors for private company boards.
The better the introduction, the sooner the board member can make meaningful contributions.
Orienting the right people to your board bolsters retention efforts.
Know board resources and ask the right questions.
Optimize the board's time to create shareholder value.
Knowing board strengths and weaknesses adds company value.

The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Private Company Boards: Oversight and culture can steer board efforts.

As demographics in the United States become increasingly diverse, forward-thinking boards are determining ways to achieve more diversity of background, experience and thought in the boardroom. Although private companies may face less public scrutiny than their publicly held counterparts do, private company stakeholders — including employees, suppliers and customers — continue to demand attention to diversity, equity and inclusion to address both reputational and cultural risk for the company and its workforce.


Element Analytics Inc.

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:36

Element Analytics powers digitally-enabled operations for the industrial enterprise. It breaks through the data silos by bringing IT and OT data and teams together for the first time on a single solution.

Future-Proofing the Business from the Board’s Perspective: Are you asking the right questions

After a challenging 2020, most companies’ leadership and boards are immersed in and fully occupied with the near-term performance of the business. At one end of the spectrum, there’s no tomorrow if there’s no today, so coming to grips with the effect of the pandemic and making the necessary moves to survive and emerge strong is paramount. At the other end of the spectrum, some companies are dealing operationally with unprecedented demand for their products and services — a high-class problem, but nonetheless a challenge.


Private Companies Earn the Public’s Trust

In the summer of 2020, Gallup polled Americans on their confidence in U.S. institutions and, unsurprisingly, the poll showed Americans lacked confidence in almost every one. Just 13% of those polled had a “great deal of confidence” or “quite a lot of confidence” in Congress, 40% in the Supreme Court, 18% in television news, 24% in newspapers and 32% in large technology companies.


The World Keeps Turning

I wonder how long we are going to refer to our present as “unprecedented” or “life-changing.”

Yes, those descriptions feel accurate, but what happens with the dust settles? How can we put the lessons we’ve learned into practice?

I think we already knew one of those lessons, even if many of us hadn’t had to face it for a while. Life is unpredictable. Everything can — and sometimes does — change on a dime.


Niron Magnetics

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:19

Niron Magnetics manufactures the world's first rare-earth free, high performance magnets. The growth in electric vehicle (EV) amotor and wind turbine production are key demand drivers for magnets. Such applications are typically reliant solely on rare earth permanent magnets, which carry supply risks and are environmentally damaging.

GrammaTech Inc.

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:31

GrammaTech is a global provideer of application testing (AST) solutions used by organizations to detect, measure, analyze and resolve vulnerabilities for software they develop or use. They are also a cybersecurity and artificial intelligence research partner for the nation's civil, defense, and intelligence agencies.

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