Brad Gerstner, CEO of Altimeter Capital and a co-founder of The Board Challenge, speaks at Summit LA19 in Los Angeles.

Companies pledge to add at least 1 Black director to board

More than a dozen companies, including Zillow and M.M.LaFleur, are promising to add at least one Black director to their boards within the next year, as businesses across America slowly get their leadership to look more like the customers they serve.

Smiling confident African businessman in a meeting with a group of multiracial co-workers seated at a conference table in the office.

The Board Challenge Launches Pledge for Companies to Add a Black Director to Their Boards

The Board Challenge today announced the launch of a pledge for U.S. corporate boards of directors to add a Black director within the next year.

Still shot of Ken Frazier, Merck CEO, on CNBC

Merck CEO on building a better boardroom: 'Expand the pool of qualified candidates'

CNBC’s Scott Wapner talks about how companies are committing to building a diverse boardroom with Merck CEO Ken Frazier and Les Brun of the Sarr Group.