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Shaping Tomorrow's Boards: Fireside Insights with Suzanne Brown of NYSE

  • 17 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 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
Tuesday, October 17th
12:00 pm PST 
/ 3:00 pm EST

Fireside chat with Suzanne Brown, lead for the

NYSE Board Diversity Initiative

Join us for a fireside chat with Suzanne Brown and learn about the NYSE ESG team. Suzanne collaborates directly with company CEOs and Board of Directors to enhance their governance, transparency, and diversity. Additionally, she manages a network of over 700 CEO-vetted candidates.

Let's dive into the details of her role and its impact on companies and candidates

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

Meet the moderator

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. 

Michele 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.

Michele 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.

Michele is the author of three books and a former ultra-athlete. She 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.

Meet the speaker

Suzanne Brown

Senior Program Manager, NYSE ESG Initiatives

Suzanne Brown is part of the ESG team at the NYSE. Primarily focused on the “G” in ESG, she works directly with company CEOs and Board of Directors to strengthen their governance, transparency, and diversity. She leads the NYSE Board Diversity Initiative that proactively addresses the critical need for inclusive leadership in boardrooms. She recruits and maintains a network of 700+ diverse, CEO-vetted candidates and works to connect them with companies seeking new directors. Since 2019 the Initiative has helped place 38 candidates on corporate boards.

Suzanne is a Phi Beta Kappa and hold a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

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