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Is a Board Seat Right for You? Webinar

Date:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Women Lead Webinar Series

Have you considered an option to exercise your skills and leadership as a board director? Globally, there is a push to invite women to join boards, based on the value diversity brings. We know that diversity of background, experience, and thought in corporate boardrooms and executive suites result in more constructive discussion, better management decisions, and stronger financial performance. Research shows return on equity is 35% higher and total return to shareholders is 34% higher for companies whose top management teams include women.  And women need access to this critical leadership experience and the networks that board membership provides. 

There are many types of boards and – to earn a seat at any one – it is vital to understand what is required and what the ideal board role for you. This webinar helps you to understand your opportunities, consider when is best for you to start thinking about board membership, what skills are needed, and how you get considered for this valuable experience.

This webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the latest research and trends in women’s participation on corporate boards
  • The reasons that women should consider getting board experience and the skills required for different types of boards: non-profit, private company, public company
  • Next steps and resources available for women considering tossing your hat into the board recruitment arena
  • Ideas for how companies can support their talented women in gaining board roles

This webinar is designed for young professionals interested in how to position themselves longer term for such a role, mid-to-Senior level managers and executives interested in gaining board experience, and Talent Development and Diversity Directors who are focused on developing women and diverse talent. All women professionals can benefit from the insights shared on this webinar.

The webinar is presented by:

Donna HamlinDonna Hamlin
CEO
Boardwise

Donna Hamlin, Ph.D., is CEO of Boardwise.biz., a company providing global governance services, including annual board evaluations, education, research and assessment of board directors. Intrabond is a strategic partner with Watermark, a community of exceptional women leaders seeking to grow their personal impact in their professions and in society.  One of their programs is The Board Access™, an overall package of tools and resources developed by Boardwise, to empower women to gain a seat at the table in public and private board rooms.

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