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In the wake of 2020, there has been increased demand by investors, regulators, and professionals alike for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) public data disclosure. On August 6th, 2021 the SEC approved the NASDAQ’s proposed rules for board diversity and disclosure. The new listing standards will require each Nasdaq-listed company, subject to certain exceptions, to have at least two diverse board members or explain why it does not. Recently appointed SEC Commissioner (and former MIT Sloan professor), Gary Gensler, is expected to announce more robust human capital disclosure requirements for asset managers by Q1 of 2022. The signals are talking. What once was a noble gesture by a handful of companies seeking to publicly demonstrate their commitment to diversity will soon be a key component of how investors and professionals evaluate alignment and sustainability. In this course we will discuss how DEI and human capital governance will shape the way companies acquire and retain talent and investment.
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Stephanie Lampkin, Fortune 40 Under 40 and former downhill ski racer, is the founder & CEO of Blendoor: diversity analytics and hiring software that helps exceptional companies attract and retain diverse talent. She has grazed the covers of The Atlantic and MIT Tech Review, and centerfold of the NY Times. Her professional career spans 18 years in the tech industry: founding two tech startups and working at Microsoft, Lockheed, Deloitte, Northrop Grumman and TripAdvisor. Stephanie is one of less than 100 Black women in the world to ever raise over $1M in venture capital. She holds a BS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.