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Top Concerns of Female Corporate Board Directors

  • 13 Apr 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? 

  • Or, are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

    Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, our on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position. We discuss what is 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
Thursday, April 13th
12:00 pm PST 
/ 3:00 pm EST

Top Concerns of Female Corporate Board Directors 

Attention all women who aspire to become board members, or are already serving on a Board! Join us at our upcoming session, featuring two successful women board directors as speakers, to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for navigating the challenges of board membership.

You'll learn how to handle individual director performance issues, respond to an underperforming CEO, bring new directors on board, prepare for lead director succession, balance risk, promote communication, foster inclusion, and value ideas. Our speakers will share their experiences and offer advice on how to succeed as a woman in this industry. Additionally, you'll have the chance to connect with other women who share your interests and aspirations.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from successful women in the field and enhance your skills as a board member. Register now!

C-Sweet members receive free admission. Non-member tickets are $49.

    Meet the panelists

    Kelly Bianucci

    Qualified Financial Expert & Certified Board Director 

    Kelly is a seasoned executive, business owner, board director and private investor with 20 years of experience in finance, technology, entertainment, healthcare, and economic development. She is a public Audit Committee Chair and Qualified Financial Expert in both U.S. and International accounting practices. She is additionally sought for her expertise in mergers and acquisitions, financial and risk management, and strategic planning. 

    Kelly is recognized by colleagues and business partners for a very high caliber of intellectual aptitude, an exceptional resourcefulness that produces results, and an impact-driven and motivating leadership style. Kelly has served on public, private, government, academic, and non-profit boards. She has extensive experience developing and executing marketing, growth and innovation strategies for early- stage startups as well as Fortune 500 corporations. Among many others, she has worked for Atari, Deloitte, the State of Colorado, Verizon, Avaya, Baker Hughes, Johnson Controls, Oracle, and Take-Two Interactive Software.

    Kelly is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurial management and finance. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to lead a public-private economic development partnership. 

    Outside of her board work, Kelly is a buyer and builder of businesses, most recently in mental and behavioral healthcare. She acquired and currently leads Colorado’s largest behavioral healthcare company serving the pediatric disability population.

    She holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

    Kelly lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and three college-aged children. She is an avid reader, cyclist, and enthusiast of Colorado’s many outdoor adventure sports.

    Jené Elzie

    Business Transformation Advisor. Private & Public Company Board Director

    Jené Elzie is a senior leader with over 25 years experience in the sports and media industries.

    Jené currently serves as an advisor to Dunes Point Capital, a private investment firm based in Rye, NY. Her previous experience includes serving as Chief Growth Officer for Athletes First Partners. Prior to Athletes First Partners, Jené received her B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Organizational Behavior, both from Stanford University.

    Jené received her B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Organizational Behavior, both from Stanford University. Ms. Elzie also serves on a variety private and public boards.


    Michele Ashby

    Principal, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC

    CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Certification for Women. Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 by Colorado Chamber of Commerce for Women, for her work in training 1,000 women to get on corporate boards. She is a subject matter expert on Board Governance, Finance, and Strategy.

    Ms. Ashby has extensive board experience as an independent director with collective corporate board experience of 20 years on six corporate boards, as well as over 20 years of non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani's Foundation, a non-profit organization, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She also founded Dani’s Home (Lushomo Trust) in Livingstone, Zambia, to house and protect sexually abused girls.

    She is the author of three books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.

    *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

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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 Insights and 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
    >Expanded network
    >Celebrate Success!

    Steering Committee Lead:

    Melinda Chelliah

    • Tailored for Growth, Inc., CEO
    • Wag! ($PET), Board of Directors, Audit Chair

    We welcome you to join us!

    This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $49.

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    Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.

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    C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange, as well as business and career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

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