I’ve been involved in board governance for almost a decade. The first board I ever joined was a board entirely made up of youth under 25. Perhaps this is why this article rings so true to me, and isn’t difficult to comprehend!
While I definitely can appreciate the structure and clear cut process that traditional boards use, it’s also important to understand how these structures benefit certain voices, and uphold oppressive structures of white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy and heterosexism.
By considering new forms of board structures, we can better represent community needs. This article is great at helping us think this through!