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23 10, 2015

Building Your Board Profile

By |2015-10-23T16:52:33-04:00October 23rd, 2015|Getting Board-Ready|0 Comments

Getting started on your board journey includes building a board profile. So, how does one go about it?  It starts with asking yourself what your value proposition is, and what unique skills and experience you bring to a board. (Learn more about How to prepare yourself for Board roles with Women Get On Board’s Getting Board-ready workshops!) What is your unique value proposition? Boards are made up of a diversity of thought with members bringing different culture, experience, gender, ethnicity, age and geographic representation. So, what is it that you can bring to an already diverse board? What is your unique board value proposition? Think of it like an "elevator pitch" where you have 10 seconds to tell someone what you bring to a board. In my case, I say [...]

1 10, 2015

How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles

By |2015-10-01T17:54:07-04:00October 1st, 2015|Getting Board-Ready|0 Comments

What is the best way to prepare yourself for Board roles? Executives who want to make the transition to corporate director often need advice on how best to set up and prepare for their board journey. The first step is to understand your role on a board, which I outlined in my previous post here. Once you have an understanding of your role, begin your Board journey by leading and serving on Not-for-Profit Boards. Getting Involved in Your Community by serving on a Not-for-Profit is a great way to give back and to meet other community business leaders. Lastly, there are different types of Not-for-Profit boards, so you must do your due diligence to make sure the Not-for-Profit Board is the right fit for you. Is the Not-For-Profit the Right [...]

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