What you'll learn

  • Understanding how boards work

  • Developing board-critical skills

  • Navigating the selection process

  • Raising your profile

Course description

Traditionally, the majority of board appointments are made through informal networks that are especially hard for women to break into. Designed specifically for top women executives, this program provides insight into navigating the board selection process and maximizing your success as a corporate director. Focused on the critical issues facing boards today, you will learn how to approach board selection strategically, raise your profile—and find your best match.

Preparing to take your place on a corporate board means building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that boards are seeking. This program unpacks the process of board selection to help you understand the explicit and implicit ways that boards function. You will learn how to advance your candidacy by making connections with directors, founders, funders, and elite search firms—and excel in your new role by contributing to corporate governance at the highest level.

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