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January Women on Boards Roundtable

  • 18 Jan 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


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  • 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, January 18th
3-4:30 pm PST
/ 6-7:30 pm EST
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month.

Our next Women on Boards meeting features Beverly Behan, the author of Becoming a Boardroom Star, which launched September 30, 2021 as Amazon’s #1 Hot New Release in corporate governance.  Bev Behan is a global expert on board effectiveness, having worked with nearly 200 boards across the US and around the world over the past 25 years, primarily boards of public companies.  In her works, she’s interviewed thousands of directors about what distinguishes truly outstanding directors from their peers – and what can detract from director performance and board leadership. Becoming a Boardroom Star was developed from these conversations. 

During this presentation, Beverly will cover...

  • The Boardroom Landscape:  Different ways boards function in the third decade of the 21st century.  Why governance is a team sport – and how director expectations have advanced.
  • Welcome to the Boardroom:  Making the most of your director orientation program.  From the executive suite to the boardroom: The single biggest challenge in this transition – and how to overcome it.  The New Director 360 – an innovation from the F100.
  • Hallmarks of a Boardroom Star:  Five key factors that set boardroom stars apart from their peers? And five pitfalls directors should be careful to avoid.
  • Board Leadership - Where a Boardroom Star becomes a Boardroom Champion:  What distinguishes a “boardroom champion” from a “preservationist”?  Stepping into a committee chair or Lead Director/Board Chair role. The biggest shortcoming of board leadership today.

Meet the speaker

Beverly Behan
President of Board Advisor LLC

Beverly Behan has had the privilege of working with nearly 200 Boards of Directors of the S&P1500 and listed companies around the globe for the past 25 years – ranging from recent IPOs to the Fortune 500 – from New York and Toronto to Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, and Tel Aviv.  Beverly has interviewed thousands of directors in conducting board and director evaluations for her clients, dating back to 1996 when undertook the first director peer review for a major North American bank.  The insights she gained from this work, focusing on the effectiveness of boards and of individual directors, has been the foundation for her new book, Becoming a Boardroom Star.

Beverly is the author of Great Companies Deserve Great Boards (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011) named Governance Book of the Year by Directors & Boards magazine in 2012.   During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Beverly authored three new books: Board and Director Evaluations:  Innovations for 21st Century Governance Committees, Becoming a Boardroom Star and New CEOs and Boards: How to Build a Great Board Relationship – and a Great Board. The first two debuted in the #1 spot as an Amazon “Hot New Release” worldwide; the third will be released in late October/early November of 2021.

A former partner at Mercer Delta in New York and Global Managing Director of the Hay Group’s Board Effectiveness practice, Beverly started her own firm, Board Advisor, LLC, in New York in 2009 (www.boardadvisor.net.)

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More about Women on Boards Initiative
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.

Topics for discussion can include:

> Board InsightsBoard 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
>Celebrate Success!

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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