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Diversity Laws Are Here: What Can Boards Do to Prepare?

Join Directors & Boards’ executive editor Eve Tahmincioglu, experts from Nasdaq, and serving corporate directors who will share case studies of their own board’s diversity, including how the board became more diverse, and what the outcomes have been for their companies.

Diversity Laws Are Here:  What Can Boards Do to Prepare?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT

60 minutes


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The California law mandating more women on corporate boards is gaining traction across the U.S. – mirroring boardroom diversity quotas spreading throughout Europe, including a European Union-wide proposal – and it’s forcing companies to take a hard look in the gender-parity mirror.

But if mandates are the only way to improve diversity, then boards may have dropped the inclusion ball.

This webinar will look at strategies to increase diversity on boards, but even more importantly, will look at the outcomes of such diversity on organizational culture—talent acquisition and retention, inclusion, gender pay disparity and more.

Join Directors & Boards’ executive editor Eve Tahmincioglu, experts from Nasdaq, and serving corporate directors who will share case studies of their own board’s diversity, including how the board became more diverse, and what the outcomes have been for their companies.


Kathy Higgins Victor

Best Buy board member

Kathy is the Founder and President of Centera Corporation, an executive development and leadership consulting firm, located in Minneapolis, MN.  She actively advises CEO’s and C-suite executives on leadership effectiveness, executive succession, and corporate governance.  Her clients include 3M, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Thrivent Financial, Medtronic and State Farm Insurance, to name a few.

Prior to founding Centera in 1995, she gained 15 years of broad experience in senior executive and officer level positions.  Her experiences and competencies cover the major human resource functions including: executive compensation, health and welfare benefits, CEO and executive succession, organizational culture, employee and labor relations, and corporate governance gained through director and senior vice president roles with the global companies of Northwest Airlines, Grand Metropolitan PLC, The Pillsbury Company, and Burger King Corporation.

She has used leadership development and change management strategies to help numerous domestic and international companies build sustainable competitive advantage.  She is accustomed to working in many cultures and has initiated large-scale projects in Asia, Europe and the United States. 

Kathy also leverages her human resource knowledge and business acumen as a board member of Best Buy, Inc., a Minnesota based consumer electronics company, and as a trustee for the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota’s largest private university.

Kathy has been a member of the Board of Directors at Best Buy Company, Inc. since November 1999.  She has been a member of the Nominating, Corporate Governance, and Public Policy Committee (NCGPP) since joining the board, and has been Chairman of the Committee since 2005.  She has also been a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee since joining the board.  She chaired the CEO Selection Committee during the 2012-2013 business and leadership crisis and has successfully transitioned the board’s independence and governance through an investor-focused process.

Kathy brings a seasoned perspective to the boardroom, having experience with activist shareholders, business and leadership crisis, shareholder relations, board refreshment, Sarbanes-Oxley, Say- on-Pay, and other proxy access matters.

Richard Taylor

Vice President Employee Experience

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, Richard Taylor's role is to re-imagine and re-design the employee experience. This includes everything from culture and values to leadership, communications, inclusion, talent design, the work environment, and the tools and processes that enable an agile, productive and enjoyable environment. Some of the exciting initiatives underway right now:

* Leading a Global Listening Strategy via global office visits, more frequent employee surveys, and improved feedback analytics

* Re-imagining our corporate values as behaviors we'd like to see, and leading a cultural transformation around them

* Defining those key "moments that matter" for employees and re-engineering them as outstanding experiences

* Evaluating the company's many processes: are they helping or preventing us from getting stuff done in an agile fashion?

* Creating a dashboard of actionable, business-critical talent performance indicators


Eve Tahmincioglu

Executive Editor and Digital Director

Eve Tahmincioglu is executive editor and digital director for Directors & Boards magazine. She is an award-winning journalist most recently covering business for and She’s the author of "From the Sandbox to the Corner Office", produces the blog named one of the top 9 must read blogs by CareerBuilder, and was named one of the top 10 business tweeters on Twitter by CNN and CareerBuilder. (Follow her on Twitter at @EveAsks.) She’s also written for the New York Times, Business Week, Kiplinger's, The Atlantic, Time, Knowledge@Wharton, and Harvard Business Review.



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