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More Boardroom Diversity Means Less in C-Suite, Lucara CEO Says

  • Women encouraged to opt for mining boards rather than CEO jobs
  • Small, mid-sized miners more vulnerable to female brain drain
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The push by mining companies to attract more women to their boardrooms may be short-sighted as top female candidates are diverted from senior executive jobs, according to the head of Lucara Diamond Corp.

“There’s such a push for diversity on boards, and young women are really being encouraged to opt out of their C-suite careers as young executives in favor of sitting on boards,” Chief Executive Officer Eira Thomas said.