Some interesting data on diversity in senior positions in this piece from Spencer Stuart.

One of the significant benefits that GatedTalent offers a recruiter is the reduced risk of conscious or unconscious bias in the early stages of the search - be it gender, racial or anything else.  

When a recruiter views a profile on LinkedIn, he or she sees the name and the photo. There is a risk of unconscious bias.

When a recruiter searches our platform, the results are initially anonymous. No member name and no photo is seen, until after a connection request has been accepted. As a result, the potential candidates are considered based on the content of the profile rather than anything less relevant.

This, in the context of a platform with profiles of more than 60,000 executives from more than 100 countries, can only be a good thing.