Women in the Boardroom, formerly known as Women on Boards, is an executive leadership event designed to assist in the preparation for board service – better qualifying and connecting attendee...
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ESTHyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Women in the Boardroom, formerly known as Women on Boards, is an executive leadership event designed to assist in the preparation for board service – better qualifying and connecting attendees with the right resources. Our panelists are executives with for-profit board experience and a desire to share their knowledge and necessary tools for serving as a director. Although the focus is for-profit boards, much of the knowledge gained can be applied to non-profit service.
Having originated in 2002 in a single city, Women in the Boardroom has now become an annual event in 15 cities nationwide. All current presidents, directors and professionals in leadership roles – men and women – are encouraged to attend as an opportunity to learn from the panelists’ unique experiences and network with other executives and board members.
The event begins with a two-hour panel presentation and Q&A. Topics of discussion include:
Role of being a director
Differences of a non-profit, private and public board
Board selection process
Being an effective board member
Positioning yourself for board service/taking the next step
The role of women on boards continues to evolve, as have all other leadership roles for women in business. In today’s corporate climate of increased scrutiny of board governance, boards of directors are being held more accountable than ever. Composition is being closely watched and CEOs and directors are frequently broadening their search for new board members to include women and minorities.
Currently, women represent only 15.2% of Fortune 500 company board membership and Women in the Boardroom is out to change that!
Registration Information: http://www.womenintheboardroom.com/event-cities/chicago
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