Wendy Beecham

Be More Strategic about Building Your Network

Wendy BeechamBy Wendy Beecham, Managing Principal, Korn Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting

Research shows that one of the biggest barriers that women have in reaching more senior levels within their organizations is access to experiences that will develop their skills and reputation at that level. Gaining that access often comes down to whether or not you’ve been strategic in building your network. Here’s how to have a strong network and good mentors—so you can get promoted, receive higher pay and have greater career satisfaction. Read More

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. Read More


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