Session 4: Workplace Equity Inside the Boardroom

Friday, April 21, 2023

As companies grapple with salary transparency laws, pay equity proxy votes, a tight labor market with a focus on retention, and ‘S’ in ESG reporting, a new topic is catching the attention of boards of directors: workplace equity. CHROs are faced with the daunting task of translating the intricacies of workplace equity to board members who may not be well-versed with the terminology — and who don’t want to get tangled in the weeds. And boards also struggle to know the right questions to ask to get the results they want.

Our panel of distinguished and highly experienced board members gave an insider’s perspective into what boards are thinking about, what they want to hear, and how they want to hear it, including:
- The key workplace equity metrics and data points that boards want to see
- How to translate workplace equity data into language that resonates with board members
- The importance and impact of board diversity
- The role of board members in actively promoting workplace equity and holding management accountable for progress