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Corporate Board Readiness Workshop: April/May
Corporate Board Readiness Workshop: April/May

Fri, Apr 21



Corporate Board Readiness Workshop: April/May

Register for our 5-part series to discover if a corporate director role should be part of your next leadership step.

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Time & Location

Apr 21, 2023, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT



About the Event

Please note: One ticket includes all 5 sessions: 8:00-10:00 AM PDT

5-Part Virtual Corporate Board Training:

  • Get Your Board Materials and Plan of Action Ready
  • Learn Corporate Board Ins and Outs
  • Meet Corporate Directors
  • Get Samples and Written Guides

Facilitator: Nancy Sheppard, Founder & CEO, Women2Boards; Board Coach, The Athena Alliance


  • Barbara Nelson, Board Director: Omniscient Neurotechnology (o8t), GSI Technology, Backblaze
  • Gayle Crowell, Board Director: Instinct Science, Envestnet, GTreasury, Pliant Therapeutics, Hercules Capital, Inc.
  • Renu Agrawal, Board Director: Luther Burbank Corp; Woodruff Sawyer; Allvue Systems Former EVP, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Millicent Tracey, Board Director: California Bank of Commerce, Park Place Payments
  • Adriana Azuri, Executive & Board Strategy Coach, Azuri Group
  • Robin Toft, Board Director, T2 Biosystems, Syapse ; Global Life Sciences & Boardroom Diversity Advisor, ZRG Partners
  • Sue Harnett, Board Director, American Enterprise Group, Inc., Goalsetter, Life Storage, Oriental
  • Jennifer Lee, Board Director, Enzyme by Design
  • Julia Vax, Former Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Diedre Finn, ABD Insurance & Financial Services
  • Vanessa Small, Board Member, EDNA.LIFE

Session 1 (April 14):

The road to the corporate boardroom – getting started. A panel of corporate directors will share their journeys and insights.

  • Why serve on a board?
  • Assess your readiness
  • What type of corporate board is right for you?
  • How and why are the needs for board expertise changing.
  • What is role of the BoD?
  • Difference between board governance and management
  • Ask Me Anything: breakouts with corporate director panelists (20 minutes)

Session 2 (April 21):

How to position yourself and be found as a board candidate. Board savvy advisors and corporate directors will share their insights.

  • Difference between executive and board profiles
  • Creating your board profile: value proposition, bio, resume and LinkedIn
  • Pitching yourself
  • How will boards find you?
  • Networking: mapping your network & building allies for your board journey

Session 3 (April 28):

Target, evaluate, interview, and pitch for board opportunities.  A panel of corporate directors will share their lessons learned.

  • Reverse search – targeting companies & boards
  • Doing your due diligence
  • The interview processes
  • Panelists share their value propositions
  • Your value proposition & pitch practice breakout with peers (20 minutes)

Session 4 (May 5):

Our legal and insurance experts will walk through some key risk & reward issues for board service.

  • Fiduciary requirements of a director
  • Board compensation
  • D&O and indemnification agreements

Your Draft Board Bio Submission is Due: 

Session 5 (May 12):

Getting input on your board bio draft, reaching out to recruiters and organizations who look for board directors, and continuing your journey.

  • Board members and advisors will join in each breakout group to provide feedback on your bio.
  • Working with search firms and recruiters 
  • Board database and training organizations 
  • Workshop your board bio in small groups 
  • Joining a Mastermind group to continue your board journey

*All sessions are recorded and sent to participants for additional viewing.


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    +$21.25 service fee
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