Aileen Lee, partner at the famed venture fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a former CEO herself, has a great post on TechCrunch with reasons companies should considering adding women to their boards of directors. Among the benefits Lee notes:
By adding new blood to the boardroom, these companies are getting a four-fer, or more:
- gender diversity, and in most cases, age diversity around the table;
- better understanding of core customers;
- Social-Mobile-Local expertise and insight into digital platforms like Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Path, Square, Flipboard and Pinterest that are fundamentally changing business; and
- hyper growth and rapid innovation DNA.