Corporate Board Bound

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)

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

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

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. All sections with an asterisk must be completed in order to submit the form.

Company's Name:*
Job Title:*
LinkedIn Profile Link:
What is your corporation's annual revenue?*
What is your P&L responsibility?*
How many staff directly report to you?*
How many staff indirectly report to you?*
Have you served on a Board of Directors?*
Please list the names of the board(s) you have served on and your term length.*
What was the size of each board?*
What as the annual revenue of each organization?*
Please list any board committees on which you served during your term.*
Are you currently involved with your company's Board of Directors? If yes, describe the capacity of your involvement.*
Does your company currently have women serving on the Board of Directors?*
On what types of boards are you interested in serving (mission or population focus)?*
Describe your key areas of expertise.*
What skill sets can you bring to a Board of Directors?*
Describe your international business experience.*
In what industries have you worked?*
Do you currently have a resume that is focused on Corporate Board service?*
Please upload a current bio and/or Resume.*
Where you referred by someone or how else did you find out about the program:*

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