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Despite the strong business case for diversity on corporate boards of directors, informal social networks remain an important source of board membership, and informal social networks tend to be pretty homogeneous. People you already know are more likely to come to mind than people you don’t know when thinking of potential board members. Board membership is also a nice feather to put in a friend’s cap, especially a friend who can reciprocate: It’s prestigious, interesting, not too time consuming and can be relatively lucrative work.
The CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows program taps our region’s most promising city-building leaders – creative problem-solvers who are ambitious, results-oriented, collaborative and inclusive. If you have a track record of strong leadership, between 5-15 years of professional experience, and a passion for making your city a better place, apply now. The program is open to individuals of all backgrounds living in any part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The deadline is July 8, 2014.
Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”