In this report, the IBE looks at the experience of gender on boards, one dimension of diversity that has been the focus of a sustained, multi-faceted push for some time. It examines what has been achieved so far and some of the lessons learned as the focus shifts rapidly to address other dimensions of diversity. This report offers a series of recommendations as to how a board can embrace cognitive and experiential diversity and unlock the sustainable business benefits from a making systemic rather than cognitive changes.