Currently, 29% of board seats at S&P 500 companies are held by women, although women represent 45% of the total workforce – which makes becoming a board member seem like somewhat of a mystery. Having a seat at the table where many companies position themselves should be a goal for many women, yet we still struggle to get there.
We have an incredible panel of women who are part of corporate boards and are willing to share their journeys and give insights on why and how you can map out the journey.
You will learn:
- What kind of opportunities exist, and why is it important to reach for them?
- How should I set my career strategy up to be a candidate?
- What about advisory boards? Is that a good stepping stone?
- What are the key responsibilities of board members?
- What other things should I be doing to make sure I am considered as a candidate
Lynda Clarizio, Breen Sullivan, Maggi Chan Jones
About Lynda Clarizio
Lynda Clarizio has over 20 years of experience in the media industry growing and scaling businesses with a focus on data and technology. She is currently the Co-Founder and General Partner of The 98, an early-stage venture fund investing in tech-enabled businesses led by women. Lynda was the former President of The Nielsen Company and has held numerous C-suite positions.
Lynda currently sits on the boards of CDW, Intertek Group, Taboola, Emerald, Simpli.fi and Cambri and is the Vice-Chair of Human Rights First. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University.
About Breen Sullivan
Breen founded The Fourth Floor, an innovative market network for board and investment opportunities. She is a General Counsel and C-Suite executive. As a career general counsel, Breen has worked with startup and high-growth companies for nearly a decade, specializing in technology, SaaS, energy efficiency and data science.
About Maggie Chan Jones
Maggie is an independent board director and recognized executive in business transformation, marketing, and ESG. She has served on the boards of global technology leaders, including Open Systems, an EQT Partners company, as an advisory board member and Sustainability Champion; Long, an influential business advocate of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Maggie founded Tenshey, Inc. in 2018 and currently serves as CEO. Through Tenshey, Maggie focuses on elevating more women and underrepresented leaders into leadership roles.