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DEI Board Qualifications

The DEI Board is a leadership community for people leading diversity, equity, and inclusion at the world’s biggest companies.

This is a leadership organization.

Membership is limited to senior decision-makers setting policy and strategy (typically VP and director). Everyone is screened for seniority and authority.

Eligibility Requirements

Members are experienced senior leaders with authority over their organization’s DEI strategy.

Individual criteria:

  • Senior decision-makers who determine corporate strategy, set policy, control budgets, select vendors, hire staff, and manage teams. Minimum title of director or equivalent experience.
  • Substantial, relevant professional experience.
  • Subject matter expertise. Able to contribute to high-level discussions on strategy and leadership in this field.

We suggest you consult with the Membership Director to determine the best fit from your team.

Additional membership requirements:

  • Full-time employees. All members must be full-time employees. At no time may consultants, contractors, vendors, part-time employees, or any other outsiders participate.
  • No conflicts of interest. Any individual with a conflict of interest is ineligible for membership. Conflicts may include selling or promoting, consulting, vendor relationships, or conflicting affiliations with companies or organizations — even on a part-time, board, or advisory basis.
  • Board Chairs and their team must be based in North America, and your program must have a substantial North American component. Board Members on the roster are allowed to be based outside of North America. Community activities happen during North American business hours in English.

Who Can’t Participate

Membership is not appropriate for all roles and situations. These individuals are not allowed to participate:

  • Front-line staff: This is a group for established leaders in decision-making positions. We don’t accept membership from front-line staffers focused on day-to-day execution.
  • Trainees (regardless of seniority): We’re not a training organization, and we’re not a place for people to get up to speed who are new hires, future leaders, or experienced people who are entering this field for the first time.
  • Niche roles: Members are expected to contribute to the broad, function-wide leadership conversation. People who are focused on narrow roles don’t get value from the group and aren’t strong contributors.

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