Gain tangible insights from our talented group of experts in Board and CEO services on how to successfully pursue board roles and perform as an effective board member.

The perceived value of corporate governance is definitely on the rise driven by ESG and Diversity and Inclusion efforts. Effective and diverse board representation is seen as a distinct opportunity to reduce corporate risk and increase enterprise value. While board roles were traditionally reserved for current or former C-level executives in the past, boards are increasingly looking to diversify the skills and experiences of their board members.

More executives are also recognizing the benefits of securing a board position. Being a successful board member helps to build valuable leadership and teamwork skills, and can enhance one’s career during full-time employment, as well as prepare for increased board roles after full-time employment ends.

By attending this session, you will:
  • Learn how to successfully pursue board roles
  • Understand the role boards play in corporate governance and how they affect change
  • Learn how to be a successful and effective board member
cc Closed captioning will be provided during this event. A link to the video recording and a transcript of the dialogue will be provided to registrants via email within 48 hours of the event.
Howard Brod Brownstein (W'71) - President, Brownstein Corporation — Turnaround management & advisory services for companies, lenders and creditors, investment banking, fiduciary services and litigation support.

  • Sheila Ronning, Founder & CEO, Women in the Boardroom — An organization with an excellent track record helping female executives seek and secure board roles.
  • Craig MacKay, W'84 and WG'89 Partner, Board Member, Institutional Strategy Committee Chairman and Head of New York Office, England & Company, a merchant banking firm in NYC. Via his current and prior board and advisory roles, Craig holds extensive governance experience in audit, compliance, executive compensation, investment management, risk management and strategic planning.
  • Patricia Lenkov, President, Agility Executive Search — Specializes in board and executive searches. Patricia is formerly of both Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles.
  • Julie C. Norris, Senior Client Partner, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:00 PM ET - 6:00 PM ET

WCNY Supporting Members - $10 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Alumni Guests - $20
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

Click here to register. Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Thursday, November 5th at 9:00am.

Cancellations must be made at least 48-hours (business day) prior to the event date by sending an email to Gabriela Sanchez. Refunds or credits for future events are not available for any no-shows or late cancellations.