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The New York Stock Exchange

Initiative to Advance Board Diversity

Lack of diversity on corporate boards is a well-documented issue and the NYSE is making a proactive step toward progress. In May 2019, the NYSE Board Advisory Council launched to address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors.

The Council, which is comprised of CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands, leverages their own personal networks to identify talented candidates interested in serving on boards. Through an exclusive online network and series of live events, the Council introduces candidates to NYSE-listed companies seeking to expand diversity on corporate boards.

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Council Members

Founding Council Members


Inside the ICE House: Sharon Bowen, Chair, NYSE

Sharon Bowen became the first woman and first Black person to serve as Chair of the New York Stock Exchange. She joins us to share stories of the world that shaped her career and how she’ll be using her new platform at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets.

NYSE Floor Talk: Debbie Dial, Board Director, Dow Inc

AT&T's Debbie Dial joined #NYSEFloorTalk to discuss her experience with our Board Advisory Council, her recent nomination to Dow’s board of directors, and her advice for board candidates.

Insights: Board Diversity

The NYSE partnered with Diligent to further the dialogue around board diversity. This series of events highlighted the next generation of leadership, how companies can stay ahead of the policy curve, and showcased those taking action in new and exciting ways.

Digital Leaders: Diversity in Tech

Global companies across industries are managing the rapid push to digitalization. But how is the ongoing need for increasing diversity in the tech industry playing out amid this acceleration? Senior DEI leaders from Goldman Sachs, SAP, AT&T and Twilio discuss the current state of play.

In the News

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NYSE Taking Stock
February 2022
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November 19, 2020

Dallas Innovates

Goldman Sachs CEO, NYSE President Discuss Economy and Business in the Year Ahead
November 12, 2020


Interested in hearing from some of the most high profile and impactful Chief Diversity Officers in Tech and Finance? Check out our latest Digital Leaders: Diversity in Tech event on understanding the role of the Chief Diversity Officer, the importance of Racial Equity in your company and what all CEOs can do to help lead.
October 29, 2020


Spotlight on Board Diversity
October 27, 2020

IR Magazine

‘Overboarding’ focus as firms seek to boost diversity
October 20, 2020

Study Shows Disconnect Between Corporate Speak and Action on Diversity
October 19, 2020


Diligent, NYSE Survey Finds Majority of Corporate Boards Share Commitment to Diversity
October 19, 2020

Diligent Insights

Diligent and NYSE Report on Corporate Board Diversity & Refreshment Practices
October 16, 2020

Bloomberg Law

Steps for Corporate Boards Serious About Improving Diversity in the Boardroom
September 9, 2020

PR Newswire

The Board Challenge Launches Pledge for U.S. Boards of Directors to Add a Black Director Within One Year
August 13, 2020


Kim Rivera , Strategy Chief at HP, appeared in front of the California Senate to support a state bill enforcing firms to diversify their boards. Read this Linkedin post from HP CEO Enrique Lores regarding Rivera’s appearance.
August 6, 2020

S&P Global

Tune in to the Leading During a Crisis podcast with NYSE Board Advisory Council Member and S&P Global CEO Doug Peterson
June 25, 2020


Board Diversity
May 5, 2020

Intercontinental Exchange

NYSE Board Advisory Council Welcomes Eight New Members
January 9, 2020

IR Magazine

NYSE targets change in board diversity with elite networking program
February 5, 2020

Barron’s opinion piece by Betty on Board Diversity

The Secret to Making Boards More Diverse: Better Networking
December 11, 2019

Inside America’s Boardrooms

How the NYSE Board Advisory Council is Driving Board Diversity
September 15, 2019

Associated Press

NYSE's Betty Liu talks about corporate board diversity
June 25, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Delta, Coca-Cola CEOs among founding members of new NYSE council aimed at diversity
June 25, 2019

Betty’s Medium post on Board Diversity

Why I’m Passionate About Diversity In The Boardroom
June 25, 2019


NYSE Board Advisory Council Aims to Advance Diversity on Corporate Boards