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If you want to begin your journey to be Board Ready, many business schools offer board member training and certification, like this annual 3-day program at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

In the Bay Area, Watermark’s mission is to prepare and advocate for the inclusion of senior executive women on boards of directors through the Watermark Institute Board Access™ Program.

BoardWise offers resources for board certification and training, and matching potential board members to board opportunities. Forté members receive a 10% discount off of BoardWise’s Board Bona Fide assessment plus a discounted hour of follow-up coaching. To obtain the access code for these discounts, you must first login or join as a Forté Foundation member. Membership is free.

Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is offering a program for women interested in health care and related industry boards.

For women in Europe, the European Professional Women’s Network offers helpful tips on readying yourself for a board position, from a European perspective.

Forté has asked each of its member schools to nominate a representative to work with Forté and to champion the initiative on their respective campuses. These school representatives have committed to identify alumnae from their institutions who can be added to the Global Board Ready Women list.

INSEAD supports directors through a series of rigorous programs tailored to the needs of board members. These programs include:

  • International Directors Programme, whose graduates receive the INSEAD Certificate of Corporate Governance (IDP-Cs). View the brochure or the application form.
  • Value Creation for Owners and Directors explores the challenges and opportunities facing owners who wish to be effective and aim for beneficial relations with those who represent them on their boards. View the brochure or the application form.
  • Leading from the Chair focuses on essential skill development for chairs, and supports those aiming to lead effective and high-performing boards. View the brochure or the application form.