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New York City: Women's Roadmap to Board Service (Updated)


October 27, 2011 8:00am - 9:00am

Room Offsite

The demand for women to serve on corporate boards has never been greater, yet those responsible for recruiting new corporate directors claim there aren't enough qualified women to fill the spots. The Stanford Women on Boards Initiative is focused on changing this dynamic by facilitating a network of board ready Stanford women, and importantly, providing a roadmap for women interested in board service, but at an earlier stage of their career.

We provide guidance to women seeking to enhance their qualifications for board service. One effective route to gaining immediate exposure to a boardroom and building credibility as a valuable board contributor is through nonprofit Board service. This type of board experience not only prepares you for future corporate board service while simultaneously expanding your network with community leaders, but also allows you to contribute your management expertise to a cause you care about.

SLS alumni are invited to join GSB and Stanford University alumni for breakfast on October 27, to hear from guest speaker Cynthia Remec, founder and executive director of BoardAssist, a New York based nonprofit corporation that recruits high impact board members for nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. BoardAssist has been identifying board members for the non-profit community since 2001 and prides itself on its ability to identify strong cultural fits between nonprofit and potential board members. Boards range from start up organization to well seasoned nonprofits with budgets over $100 million, and cover all public interest areas. They work hard to screen out boards that seek only monetary contributions. Over 85% of BoardAssist's candidates serving as leaders on the boards they join within 12 months of being matched.

There is no cost to attend though advanced registration is required. Breakfast is included. Space is limited - this event is offered for Stanford graduates only. Registration required by October 21.