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July Women on Boards Roundtable

  • 19 Jul 2022
  • 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, July 19th
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 Julie Castro Abrams, CEO of How Women Lead and General Partner at How Women Invest. She will share insights into a crucial lever for propelling women, especially women of color, into positions of power and influence: corporate board service. While the cycle of power for women is broken, today’s landscape holds big opportunities to dismantle historical inequities and usher in the improved outcomes and returns that result for everyone when women take on decision-making roles in corporate governance. Join us and learn more about the corporate board landscape, why you should consider serving on a board, what types of boards are right for you and how to get exposed to board opportunities.  

    Meet the speaker

    Julie Castro Abrams

    CEO of How Women Lead and General Partner at How Women Invest

    Julie Castro Abrams is an expert in board governance and building diverse boards that are a strategic advantage. She is an experienced non profit CEO and entrepreneur and through her consulting practice she supports leaders to build high-performance boards, break through performance for the leaders and high performing multicultural teams. She is the CEO of How Women Lead, a network of over 16,000 women dedicated to promoting diverse women’s voices and propelling women’s leadership forward as well as the Managing Partner of How Women Invest, the country’s largest venture fund focused exclusively on women founders. An active investor and advisor to start-ups, and as the leader of the nation's largest microenterprise and microfinance organization for 11 years, Julie has helped launch over 6,000 women into successful businesses. Julie previously sat on the advisory boards of the fin-tech start-up LENDonate, Nia Capital. She was formerly the Governance Chair for the Women’s Funding Network.


    *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. Replays are available for C-Sweet Members only. ***

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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.

    • C-Sweet is sponsored by:



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