Research Briefs for Leaders

The Bernstein Center shares its Faculty Leaders' research through digestible summaries that highlight real-world applications for leaders. 

Breaking Down Barriers: Encouraging Board Diversity Through Turnover 

Sponsored by The Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership

March 2021 — In “Diversity Through Turnover: How to Overcome the Glacial Pace Toward Board Diversity?,” Wei Jiang, Bernstein Faculty Leader at Columbia Business School, provides an overview of recent developments in the gender diversity of U.S. corporate boards. Jiang highlights lack of board turnover as a key factor in the slow adjustment as well as proxy contests, which conversely contribute to improved gender diversity on boards. See coverage in Corporate Knights