Directorcast with Todd Sears, founder of Out Leadership

Tuesday, 27 August 2019


    DirectorCast is a fresh new podcast series from the AICD aimed at keeping members informed regarding contemporary governance issues. Each episode will showcase world-class thought leadership from governance experts.

    In this episode, Marcel Mol, AICD General Manager, Education, and Todd Sears, founder of Out Leadership, discuss where the idea came from, as well as the positive impact of valuing difference in the boardroom.


    Todd has worked as an investment banker, financial advisor and diversity leader. He created the first team of financial advisors on Wall Street to focus on the LGBT+ community, bringing $1.5 billion in new assets to Merrill Lynch. Todd has also led pioneering equality initiatives for Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.

    He serves on the non-profit boards of the Williams Institute of UCLA, The Palette Fund, the Global Equality Fund of the United States Department of State and Lambda Legal, and on the National Advisory Council of the Stonewall National Archives & Museum. Todd was founding chair of Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which he ran for 10 years; he is a graduate of Duke University.

    You can find out more about Out Leadership's Talent Accelerator programs here and their guidelines for LGBT+ board diversity and disclosure guidelines here.

    You can subscribe and listen to Directorcast on your podcast player of choice at the links below.

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