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October Women on Boards Roundtable

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? Are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

  • Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, an on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position, discuss what’s required when you serve on a corporate board. What are the challenges? What are the perks? How can you land one of these highly coveted positions?

    Women on Boards Roundtable
    Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 19th
    3-4:30 pm PST
    / 6-7:30 pm EST
    We meet on the third Tuesday of each month.

    October's Women on Boards panel discusses the journey to the board room, Board responsibilities, and an introduction to Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance.

    Meet the speakers

    Linda Iannone
    Audit Committee Chair of CBB Bancorp/Commonwealth Business Bank, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Legal Professional

    Trusted advisor to boards, CEOs and leadership teams. Provides strategic and practical corporate governance and compliance advisory services based on extensive experience as a compliance and legal executive. Frequent speaker and author on compliance and corporate governance topics, most notably compliance culture, compliance as a competitive advantage, CCO interactions with boards, development of key compliance risk and performance indicators and making compliance training fun.

    Susan Miner

    Senior Vice President, Partner, Woodruff Sawyer

    Susan is one of the world’s foremost experts on executive liability and risk management, including Directors & Officers Liability Insurance. She has over 20 years of experience and has counseled clients of all sizes and complexity, from Fortune 50 corporations to start ups. Her clients span multiple industries – including high tech, life science, health care, retail and energy.

    Susan joined Woodruff Sawyer in 2009 after 19 years at Carpenter Moore Insurance Services. In 2005, Susan engineered the sale of then privately-held Carpenter Moore to The NASDAQ Stock Market. When NASDAQ exited insurance in 2009, Susan negotiated the sale of Carpenter Moore’s West Coast business to Woodruff Sawyer.

    Teresa Milano, Esq.
    Vice President, Management Liability, Woodruff Sawyer

    In her role, Teresa provides insurance solutions for high growth private, IPO, SPAC/De-SPAC, and mature public company clients. Teresa has extensive knowledge in the management and professional liability insurance arena.

    Teresa has over a decade of experience in all areas of the management and professional liability, with a specialization in public D&O. Teresa brings significant knowledge of the claims and coverage landscape and has a strong background in advising on claims and legal trends, the litigation environment, and loss mitigation strategies.

    In addition to working at several global insurance carriers and a multinational broker, Teresa has also provided management consulting services to a diverse client base.

    She holds a business degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and earned her juris doctorate from Pace University School of Law.

    More about Women on Boards
    Topics for discussion can include:

    • Board Insights
      • Board responsibilities
      • Recruiters/board placement organizations/sources to identify openings
    • Board Readiness
      • Learning options
      • Creation of bios
      • Practice of board pitches / value add for board seat
      • Negotiation of compensation – pay and/or options
    • Act as an ongoing resource
    • Introductions
    • Expanded network
    • Training
    • Celebrate Success!

  • It takes a community, and we’re starting a focused initiative for YOU to land a Board position. The benefits of this roundtable include preparation for board readiness, community, expanded influence, and insights into the process.

Steering Committee:
Carolyn Sims, Sr. Advisor & Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Projects, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison
Melinda Chelliah, former CFO and VP of Operations at Dermstore (exited)

We welcome you to join us!

This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $45.

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