Camber OR Virtual Breakfast: Diversifying Your Board: A Strategic Approach -- A Camber Conversation with Virgil Roberts of the African American Board Leadership Institute
CAMBER OUTDOOR RETAILER VIRTUAL BREAKFAST
Diversifying Your Board: A Strategic Approach -- A Camber Conversation
Friday, January 22, 2021 | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM MST
Keynote: Virgil Roberts (he/him/his) - Co-founder and Chair of the African American Board Leadership Institute
Diversifying your Corporate or Nonprofit Board of Directors is a 21st Century business imperative. Virgil Roberts, Chair of the African American Board Leadership Institute joins Camber Executive Director Emily Newman and Camber Chief Programs Officer Renita Smith for a lively discussion of the opportunities to strengthen organizations through leadership systems-change, actionable strategies, and the power of Board leadership that meaningfully engages a range of viewpoints, skills, and lived experiences. Board diversification is an issue of vital importance in light of the national reckoning with systemic racism and police brutality against the Black community and other communities of color and stakeholder expectations for diversity at the highest levels of organizational leadership.
We will explore:
- The vital Importance of a Diverse Board
- Actionable Strategies for Diversifying Your Board
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Emerging Trends in Board Diversification
- Questions & Answers
Virgil Roberts, Co-founder and Chair of the African American Board Leadership Institute, is Managing Partner and Founder of the Bobbitt & Roberts law firm. He currently serves on the boards of Community Build, Families in Schools, Usher’s New Look Foundation, The Alliance of Artists and Record Companies, Southern California Public Radio, Broadway Federal Bank, The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools and The James Irvine Foundation.