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Women's Corporate Board Readiness

Apply for Cohort 8 beginning June 7th, 2023

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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. It's time 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. 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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Mentorship and Coaching

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“A lot of people talk about making change. The Silicon Valley Executive Center makes it happen here at Santa Clara. We are focused on supporting qualified women who seek to serve on boards by ensuring they are prepared for success, networked for increased visibility and equipped with a strong plan to realize their board service goals.”  

Eva Sage-Gavin, WCBR Program Advisor
Join The Silicon Valley Executive Center For The Women's Corporate Board Readiness Program

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Join the #Sisterhood

This highly interactive course with women from diverse backgrounds and industries, 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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Build your Board Brand

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

The program is open to executives with extensive senior leadership experience or equivalent span of control (e.g., CEO or GM), as well as executives who have successfully built and sold companies, and who are interested in public or private corporate board service. Please contact us at with your questions.

WCBR Program Fee and Logistics

  1. General Attendee Registration: $8,995.00
  2. Non-Profit/Founder Fee: $8,095.00
  3. Teams of 3 or more from the same company receive a 10% discount
  4. SCU Alumni receive a 20% discount
  5. Optional: Harrison Assessment and Debrief add-on - $650.00
  6. Payment can be made via credit card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) or via Company Check payable to the Silicon Valley Executive Center


  • All class meetings take place virtually
  • 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
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