Making a Difference in the Board Room: Lessons from Women with Experience

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below.

While recruitment of women directors inches up and women now comprise nearly 20 percent of board members, that’s only half the story. Equally important: How are boards leveraging the value of women on their boards? A series of interviews with prominent women directors — undertaken jointly by Korn Ferry and Thomson Reuters — sheds light on the sort of board experiences women seek, conditions that enable women to contribute as great directors, and how boards stand to gain from their contributions. Attend this session to hear from the leaders who collaborated on this study and understand what this means for you. We will also share real-life anecdotes from successful executives and sitting board members so you can learn from their successes and lessons.

Moderator: Wendy Beecham, managing principal, leadership and talent consulting practice, Korn Ferry

Speakers:
Mary Cranston, retired senior partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
Nadia Damouni, corporate governance reporter, Thomson Reuters
Jane Edison Stevenson, vice chairman, board & CEO services, Korn Ferry
Gerri Elliott, director, Whirlpool, Charlotte Russe, and Bed, Bath & Beyond

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