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Women's Corporate Board Readiness

Online starting May 2021

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"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Organizations with women in leadership positions perform better. They surpass others in social responsiveness, sustainability, and financial performance. Recent evidence also indicates that companies with female board members are more successful than those without women, a key concern for organizational competitiveness. As a participant in our program, you will prepare yourself for your chance to make an impact on the modern business environment. #ITSTIME to close the gender gap in corporate governance.

This program features faculty who are highly successful women with board experience, and expertise in their chosen field. #ITSTIME to build your network with other high-performing accomplished, and ambitious women and develop your own personalized action plan to seek and obtain a board directorship that aligns with your personal brand and values.

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Learn the essential legal, regulatory, and operating knowledge you will need to serve on a board of directors, and at the same time connect with, and learn from, women who have achieved success as board members.

Theresa Strickland (Faculty Director/CMO)

Leavey School of Business

Join The Silicon Valley Executive Center For The Women's Corporate Board Readiness Program

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#ITSTIME to take your seat at the board table

This highly interactive course will use case studies and experiential sessions to prepare you for directorship and start you on the path to being a sought-after candidate. 

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Go Anywhere from Here

#ITSTIME to have a voice in corporate governance

Expand your ability to evaluate board opportunities based on your values and learn to communicate effectively in the language of boards, and gain critical knowledge and skills you will need to be effective.







Registration Information

We want to ensure that participants can be considered for real future directorship vacancies, therefore participants must have a minimum of 8 years of senior-level corporate or non-profit management experience. After you have registered your information on our registration website and we have reviewed your background, you will receive a notification of your acceptance into the program.

Here's everything you need to know about becoming a WCBR member.

  1. Program Dates - May 6, 7, June 3, 4, 2021 or Register for Oct 2021 (Oct 7, 8, & Nov 4, 5)
  2. Program Fee - $7195.00 
  3. Early Bird Fee - $6995.00, Non-Profit Fee - $6475.00
  4. Teams of 3 or more from the same company receive a 10% discount. 
  5. SCU Alumni receive a 20% discount
  6. Optional: Harrison Assessment and Debrief add-on - $650
  7. Payment can be made via credit card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) or via Company Check payable to the Silicon Valley Executive Center.
  • This course is eligible for 7.75 total hours of MCLE credit
  • A detailed topic agenda will be available one week prior to the start of the program.
  • Program materials will be provided in digital format.

For more information email Theresa Strickland: 

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