There are still too few women of color on boards. Boards looking to diversify can disrupt the default by filling their board seats with well-qualified, diverse candidates.
In the United States, women of color refers to racially and ethnically diverse women. In Canada, visible minorities is the legal term for people who are non-Caucasian in race, non-white in color, and not Aboriginal. These historically underrepresented groups comprise an important workforce demographic, and the best diversity and inclusion initiatives and talent management practices account for the unique career challenges they experience.