This article from Harvard Law School discusses the role of board chairs and CEOs in promoting diversity and inclusion inside their organizations.Go to source
In organizations that maximize the benefits of diversity, the chair and CEO are typically aligned on its importance.
The chair can have a direct impact on the success of DEI initiatives within an organization by setting the tone and showing that this is a priority for the board.
Moreover, when board members make regularly probe for details about efforts to improve diversity, they end up encouraging the CEO to pay more attention to it.
Ultimately, it is the CEO’s role to deliver tangible results and build a diverse organization, creating an inclusive culture across all levels of the business.