Corporate Board Bound

Board-Readiness Program

Experience 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 large 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
  • Open to and learns from 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 independent critical thinking
  • 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)

Women’s Leadership Foundation Board Bound Program

Corporate Board Bound is a board-readiness, fee-based initiative for C-level or equivalent experience 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
  • Quarterly leadership workshops with cohort of participants
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals to develop and support relationship building within a variety of industries and organizations.

Board Readiness Program Responsibilies

See Board Bound Participants and Alumni

The fee for Corporate Board Bound is $3,000.

Application for Board Bound

The first step to apply for the Women’s Leadership Foundation’s Corporate Board Bound program is to complete the Application form below. Applications for 2018-2019 program will be accepted from January 1, 2018 – June 1, 2018. Program kick-off will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 

Corporate Board Bound Application Form

We are very glad you are interested in applying for the Corporate Board Bound program.  There is no charge for applying and no obligation.  Please fill in the information completely--all sections with an asterisk must be completed in order to submit the form.

We will be in touch with you once we review your application.

Email Contact*
Who were you referred by or how else did you find out about the program?
Organizational Level (Check One) *
General Board Skills*
Skills/Experiences (Check all that apply)*

Please complete the following detail if applicable.

Revenue Responsibility Amount
Profit and Loss Responsibility Amount
List Industry or industries*
List country(ies) if have International experience
List area of Technology Expertise
If Other Skills, please list
How many have directly reported to you?*
How many have indirectly reported to you?
Have you served on a Board? (Check all that apply.)*

Please complete the following detail if you have served on a Board.

If Served on Boards
Does your company currently have women serving on their Board of Directors? If so, how many?
Are you currently involved with your company's Board of Directors? If yes, what is your involvement?*
Describe briefly how you would benefit a corporate board:
Linked In Profile:
Upload your Resume or Bio*

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