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

Fri, Apr 22



Corporate Board Readiness Workshop: April/May Series

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 22, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT – May 20, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT



About the Event

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

Board Director Speakers:

  • Britt Ide: NorthWestern Energy, Atlis Motor Vehicles, CleanTech Acquisition
  • Joyce Cacho: Sunrise Banks, World Benchmarking  Alliance
  • Sheila Hooda: Enact Holdings, Inc., ScION Tech Growth Special Acquisition Company Program , Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
  • Vanessa Small: EDNA.Life
  • Millicent Tracey: California Bank of Commerce, Park Place Payments
  • Lake Dai: Elemind Technologies (Neurotechnology), Venti Technologies (Autonomous Driving)
  • Sue Harnett: Life Storage, Oriental
  • Shannon Nash: UserTesting
  • Robin Toft: Syapse, T2 Biosystems
  • Sheri Miksa: Athena Global Advisors, GLEAM Network, CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, (formerly) Healthy Dining, Boneheads, Vitamix, Robeks Juice Franchise Corporation, Safeway Restaurant Group, Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.

Board & Candidate Advisor Speakers

  • Adriana Azuri: The Azuri Group
  • Julia Vax: Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Deirdre Finn: ABD Insurance & Financial Services 

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, Women2Boards/The Athena Alliance

Session 1 (April 22):

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 29):

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 (May 6):

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 13):

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 20):

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 (20)
  • Board database and training organizations (20)
  • Workshop your board bio in small groups  (1 hour)
  • Joining a Mastermind group to continue your board journey

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


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