Corporate Board Bound

Criteria for serving on corporate boards:
Financial literacy is critical for women who desire to sit on a corporate Board of Directors because most large companies require profit and loss experience. Also, it is important to have at least five years of experience in one or more of the following roles:

  • Chair and/or non-executive director of listed or private corporations
  • Chief Executive Officer, COO, CFO or other C-suite executive or director level appointments in listed or private corporations
  • Family member and controlling shareholder of boards of large family companies
  • Director of government agencies
  • Director of non-profit organizations
  • Senior professional in institutional investment community
  • Senior partner at professional firms serving boards and their committees as clients
  • Entrepreneur

Qualitative Criteria
Women candidates for a board seat should be practitioners of excellence in corporate governance and have the following qualities:

  • Articulate communicator and good listener
  • High level of emotional intelligence ability to understand the dynamics of the boardroom, and how to deal with conflict when it arises
  • Ability to self-assess
  • Can enhance contribution through feedback
  • Can lead when appropriate, but aware of collective responsibility and engagement
  • Can challenge constructively and be supportive when necessary
  • Sharp mind and good judgment
  • Self-confident without being dogmatic
  • Understand the importance of independence
  • Courage to stand up for that which is in the best interests of the company
  • Understand how to add value to a board
  • Team player

(from the Forte Foundation)

Build Corporate Board Potential
Corporate Board Bound is a board-readiness, fee-based initiative for C-level or Director level women positioned to join a corporate board of directors. Our Corporate Board Bound program includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment to evaluate the necessary experience and expertise
  • One-on-one mentoring with a corporate director
  • Leadership workshops in subject-specific areas to supplement identified gaps in experience
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals to develop and support relationship building within a variety of industries and organizations

Complete our Corporate Board Bound Assessment form to help us find the best mentor match for you!


$2500 for Corporate Board Bound/$2300 for Charter members and CWCC members

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1350 17th St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202