A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Board Readiness (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for seasoned or aspiring leaders looking to climb the ladder and break barriers
Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 

California became the first state in the nation to require women be included on corporate boards of directors when it passed SB 826 in 2018. This is an unprecedented opportunity for women who are board-ready and a call to action to future leaders. In this conversation, learn from corporate directors about their paths to the boardroom, including how they educated themselves, networked strategically, developed the necessary skills, and positioned themselves for success. Whether you are a seasoned executive considering board service in the next five years or an aspiring leader strategizing for down the line, join this discussion for valuable information about the road to board candidacy.

Thought leader: Donna Hamlin, founder, Boardwise


  • Shellye Archambeau, board director, Verizon and Nordstrom
  • Nola Masterson, board director, investor, and co-chair, Women Corporate Directors Northern California Chapter
  • Pat Wadors, chief HR officer, Service Now, and board director, Zenefits

Emcee: Melynnie Rizvi, director, employment, inclusion and impact, SurveyMonkey @surveymonkey


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