Recorded May 6, 13, 20, 27

This bundle includes 4 sessions from our board training series. 


* To get to get the most out of this interactive workshop, we recommend that you enroll in our next workshop series and participate live. Please visit our events page for dates. 


Virtual Corporate Board Training:

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


Session 1 (May 6):

The Road to the Corporate Boardroom - What You Need to Know to Get You Started on this Path

Facilitator: Nancy Sheppard, Women2Boards/The Athena Alliance

Panel of Corporate Directors shares their journey and their experiences.

  • Penny Herscher, Board Chair, Lumentum & Board Director, Delphix; Verint; PROS; Faurecia
  • Alka Gupta, Board Director, GlobaliD, Fintel Labs, Digital Frontiers Institute
  • Kathy Zwickert, Board Director, Avalara
  • Why serve on a board?
  • Assess your readiness.
  • What type of corporate board is right for you?
  • What does a board member do?
  • How and why are the needs for board expertise changing
  • How will board find you?

Session 2 (May 13):

Facilitator: Nancy Sheppard, Women2Boards/The Athena Alliance

Panel shares their journey, their value proposition, and provide recommendations.

  • Britt Ide, Board Director, NorthWestern Energy; International Advisory Board, Ractive Technologies Limited
  • Olga Mack, Founder, Women on Boards
  • Suzy Taherian, Board Director, NewHold Industrial Corp; Advisor, TK Capital; Former Director, Chevron Credit Union
  • Your Board Roadmap
  • Writing Your Board Bio - Adriana Azuri, The Azuri Group/The Athena Alliance
  • Value Proposition
  • Building allies for your board journey
  • Due diligence on board positions
  • The interview process


Session 3 (May 20):

Speakers: Julia Vax, Corporate and Securities Partner, Arnold & Porter, Erin Stephenson, Practice Director, Management Liability, Woodruff Sawyer

  • Fiduciary requirements of a director
  • Board compensation
  • Difference between board governance and management
  • D&O and indemnification agreements


Session 4: (May 27)

  • Workshop your board bio and value proposition with a board savvy advocate.
  • Tips on how to position yourself to stand out as board-qualified





Corporate Board Readiness Virtual Workshop Series


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