So You Say You Want to Sit on a Board?

Demands and expectations on corporate boards of directors grow every year and the issues they face are more numerous, complex and nuanced than ever.

Join us for a Wharton Alumni evening to:
  • Learn more about the issues and trends facing boards today;
  • Improve your understanding of what today’s corporate Boards are looking for in qualified Directors and why;
  • Hear candid, first-hand commentary about what it's really like … from the cultural dynamics of the boardroom to the benefits, rewards, challenges and liabilities of being a Director;
  • Get advice on what to look for and expect when considering a Director opportunity and how to best position yourself and pursue the right one for you.
The evening will feature a diverse, expert panel of experienced Board Directors comprised of your fellow Wharton alumni, moderated by Heidrick & Struggles Partner, Tim Holt. Time will be allotted for Q&A and networking afterward.

Panel includes:
  • Thomas Goldstein, WG'84, Retired Financial Services Executive; Member of Board of Directors: Freddie Mac and Columbia Acorn Wanger Funds
  • Stacey Rauch, W'80, WG'81, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc;  Member of Board of Directors: Ann, Inc., Fiesta Restaurant Group, Land Securities Group PLC and CEB
  • Tracey Weber, WG'95, President/COO, Gilt Groupe; Member of Board of Directors:  International Game Technology
  • Ellen Wolf, WG'79, Former CFO, American Water Works and USEC; Member of Board of Directors: Premier Healthcare Solutions and Airgas
  • Tim Holt, Moderator, Partner and member of the Global Financial Services and Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00pm


Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $20.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $40.00

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Due to building security requirements, you must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration is subject to availability and will close on Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 PM - No Exceptions!