Herndon seeks to move the needle forward on corporate board diversity.

The Herndon Directors Institute was borne out of the need for institutional change that would broaden the participation of minorities and women as active members of boards of directors in both commercial and non-profit settings.

The underrepresentation of professionals of color is especially notable in the highest echelon of corporate America: boards of directors.


37% of S&P 500 firms do not have a single Black board member.


Black directors comprise just 3% out of 4,000 directors on the boards of the S&P 500.

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