Public companies have been put on notice several times in just the last five years. The message is clear: board diversity is a requirement.
Just this summer, Nasdaq’s rule went into effect that requires it’s companies to have at least one woman and at least one individual from an under-represented community on their boards. In early 2020, Goldman Sachs announced they will not take a company public unless there is at least one woman or individual from an under-represented racial background sitting on the board. And in 2018, California passed legislation that required every public company in the state to have at least one, two, or three women on the board, depending on the size of the company.
But diversity at the top is about more than representation and checking regulatory boxes. How can companies find the best talent for these coveted spots? How do executive leadership teams foster a sense of inclusion and belonging that enables everyone to contribute their best?
Join us as we welcome corporate board facilitators and private equity and senior HR experts to discuss:
- Shifting mindsets around diverse leadership: from regulatory requirement to business advantage
- Creating a robust and diverse pipeline of talented board prospects
- Team-building for a diverse leadership team: onboarding and beyond
About the panelists:
Felicia Gorcyca, Chief People Officer, Lifestance Health
Felicia Gorcyca is the Chief People Officer at Lifestance Health. Previously with TPG Capital, Felicia was an Operations Director and member of the Global Human Capital team where she partnered with TPG portfolio companies to build transformative leadership teams and boards and developed the TPG CHRO Network. Prior to joining TPG, Felicia held senior HR leadership roles including Chief People Officer for Stack Sports and Global Head of People Operations for Solera Holdings, Inc. and was a Consultant with Spencer Stuart where she completed more than 100 C-level searches during her thirteen years with the firm.
Fiona Tang, Co-founder, Director of Partnerships, Him for Her
Fiona Tang is Co-Founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Growth at Him For Her, a social impact venture aimed at accelerating diversity on corporate boards. Prior to Him For Her, Fiona launched brands and established communities across industries and company stages, from stealth startups to eBay. Her passion for building businesses began as part of the founding team of Foodspotting (acquired by OpenTable), where she led partnerships and community growth as Head of Outreach and Head of Community, executing special projects and expanding the userbase from thousands to millions. She is also an advisor and mentor to independent consultants and early stage startups.
Colleen Lauria, Inspire HR Expert, Global HR Leadership
Colleen Lauria is an HRBP and Expert at Inspire Human Resources who specializes in workforce planning, employee relations, organizational design and HR strategy. She has advised executive teams in media, advertising, content production and biotech and is well-versed in the challenges of organizations in transformation. Prior to consulting, Colleen led the North America HR Operations for Hogarth Worldwide through their US and LatAm expansion and held positions that involved leading HR teams through high-growth and business transformation at companies including: iVillage, MySpace, DraftFCB and ROVI (formerly TV Guide’s media arm).