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A Conversation on Board Diversity with Covington & Burling LLP Partner, Keir Gumbs

March 12, 2018, 2engage

Keir Gumbs participated in a Q&A with 2engage to discuss the importance of board diversity. According to Gumbs, "I think there is a big focus on gender, and less service given to ethnic diversity, and zero attention given to sexual orientation—zero, whatsoever. I don’t believe we will ever get to a place where we stop talking about the lack of diversity on boards, especially from a gender perspective anytime soon. This is a yearlong, decades-long conversation, unfortunately. Frankly, if you also look at law firms or professional services organizations, the same conversation is being had in terms of gender and ethnic diversity. We will be having the conversation on improving diversity for a very long time. However, we can’t wait to talk about gender and ethnic diversity. Same thing with sexual orientation or other categories that fall behind gender."

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