The Network Problem

Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor
In conversation with: Emily Ma, Stanford University

There’s plenty of diverse leadership talent out there, observes Blendoor founder and CEO Stephanie Lampkin, and yet many companies seem to have trouble finding diverse candidates for executive positions. She poses that this is not a pipeline problem, but rather a network problem, and explains how Blendoor has shifted its focus toward facilitating diverse leadership, particularly by creating a proprietary scoring system that tracks how well companies foster diverse leaders and teams.