According to BoardSource, if the nonprofit sector is to remain pertinent, effective, and responsive to the needs of increasingly diverse contexts, their boards need to become more inclusive. However, those who serve on nonprofit boards know that this may be a rather intimidating task. This interactive session will focus on exploring proactive efforts to enhance nonprofit boards’ inclusiveness using models of best-practices proposed by researchers and practitioners.
Yasmin S. Purohit earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Sciences from Drexel University. She is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Title IX Coordinator and professor of HR Management at Robert Morris University. Yasmin has presented papers at conferences in the U.S. and internationally and has published in The Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Organizational Culture, Conflict and Communication. Her research includes factors contributing to diversity, work-family issues, formal organizational support initiatives, and the role of denial in organizations.