The Director Diversity Initiative (DDI) works with for
profit and non-profit boards of directors to increase their gender, racial and
ethnic diversity. The initiative distributes information about board diversity
in North Carolina, provides training for those interested in corporate board
service, and maintains a database of potential diverse board directors.
The DDI was formed in 2003 at the suggestion of Henry
Frye, the retired chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and first
African American who served in that position, and Tom Ross, then the executive
director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Initial funding for the
initiative startup was provided by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and
Fulfilling the Dream Fund: North Carolina Consortium.
One page informational flyer.
Broadening Corporate Diversity: Earning a Board Seat, May 21, 2020