Thursday, January 7, 2010

Partner event: San Francisco Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom, formerly known as Women on Boards, is an executive leadership event designed to assist in the preparation of board service – better qualifying you and connecting you with the right people and resources. Our panelists are executives with for-profit board experience and a desire to share their knowledge and necessary tools for serving as a director. Although the focus is for-profit boards, much of the knowledge gained can be applied to non-profit service.

Having originated in 2002 in a single city, Women in the Boardroom has now become an annual event, scheduled to be in 15 cities in 2010. Don’t let the name fool you. All current presidents, directors and professionals in leadership roles – men and women – are encouraged to attend as an opportunity to mentor, learn from each other or find their next great executive or board member.

The event begins with a two-hour panel presentation and Q&A. Topics of discussion include:

• Role of being a director
• Differences of a non-profit, private and public board
• Board selection process
• Being an effective board member
• Positioning yourself for board service/taking the next step

The role of women on boards continues to evolve, as have all other leadership roles for women in business. In today's corporate climate of increased scrutiny of board governance, boards of directors are being held more accountable than ever. Composition is being closely watched and CEOs and directors are frequently broadening their search for new board members to include women and minorities.

Currently, women represent only 15.2% of Fortune 500 company board membership and Women in the Boardroom is out to change that!

Panel Includes: Nora Denzel – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Intuit’s Employee Management Solutions; Barb Allen – Retired President, Proactive Partners; Maria Sainz – CEO & President, Concentric Medical; Erika Williams – Board Member, VPEP Technologies, Inc.; Panel Facilitator: Wendy Beecham – CEO, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Monday January 25, 2010 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay at Redwood Shores – 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065

Cost: $125 individual tickets. To register online:

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