Corporate Board Readiness Workshop Series

10/30/19: Should a corporate director role be part of your next leadership step? Our 2-part workshop will help you understand the ins and outs of joining and serving on a corporate board.

We encourage you to sign up for both of these sessions so that you can get the full benefit of our board journey guidance and be better equipped to begin your board quest as you get clear on your objectives for joining a board.

Registration: 1:30pm

Workshop: 2:00-7:30pm

*Optional group dinner available for additional networking after each workshop. You must be registered for the training to attend a dinner. Dinners are Dutch.

SESSION 1 (Sept 4):

What type of corporate board is right for your overall business experience and expertise?

What are the fiduciary requirements of a director and how will your leadership role change from a management position?

Understand the risks and rewards for different types of boards from directors of public and private companies.

We will look at the changing environment for board members and provide tips on how to position yourself to stand out as board-qualified.

Work on your initial Board Roadmap, learn what to include in a board bio, and how to establish your value proposition that you will prepare for Session 2.

Program Leaders

Julie Abrams, Founder & CEO, How Women Lead & BoardLeadersNancy Sheppard, Founder, Women2Boards & Chief Journey Advisor, The Athena Alliance


Olga Mack, Author, Get on Board & Founder, Women Serve on Boards

Julia Vax, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Board Panel

Sue Barsamian, Board Director, Symantec, Box, Gainsight, Xactly

Alka Gutpa, Board Director GlobaliD, Fintel Labs, Digital Frontiers Institute

Wendy Richards, Board Director, European Family-held Corporation; Founder, MarTel Advisors

Kathy Zwickert, Board Director, Avalara

Registrants will receive a copy of the recently released board guidebook Get on Board: Earning Your Ticket to a Corporate Board.

SESSION 2 (Oct 10):

Workshop your board bio and value proposition in a small group with your peers and a board savvy advocate.

Learn how to build a network of allies for your board journey and stand out as a viable candidate.

Our experts will impart tips on the interview process and questions you should be prepared to address. You’ll witness a mock interview with one of your peers.

We will provide you tools and resources to do due diligence on board positions to evaluate if this company and board is right for your personal goals.

Our risk experts will provide an overview of the need for D&O and indemnification agreements, and a segment on board compensation.

We encourage program graduates to join a free Mastermind Group to keep you moving along the path for your board bound goal.

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