Do gender imbalances matter in a community’s seats of power?
For the past few years, I have been privileged to volunteer as a board member for a large, local nonprofit organization. The organization is complex and provides services that are an essential component of the surrounding community’s vitality. At the time I joined the 12-member board, there were nine men and three women. When the time came to replace outgoing board members, I suggested that we look for qualified women candidates. I advocated for a balanced board of six men and six women. As of this writing, there are still only three women board members.
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