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Women's Corporate Board Readiness

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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 About Governance

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Marketing Yourself

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Mentorship and Coaching

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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  Chief Customer & Digital Marketing Officer, CEO/CMO of Chief Home Design; Faculty Director Women's Corporate Board Readiness Program; Board Member

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.







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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.

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

  1. Program Dates - Oct 7–8 and Nov 4–5, 2021
  2. General Attendee Registration - $7195.00 
  3. 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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Sherri Douville

CEO & Board Member of Medigram Inc.

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Managing Director at RSR Partners

Jack Lazar

CFO/Operations Executive, Board Member and Advisor

Jeffrey Oster

Managing Director at UBS

Thais Rezende

President at

Virginia Walker

Interim Executive, Board Member, Business Strategist, and Inclusion Champion

Eva Sage-Gavin

Senior Managing Director of Accenture's Global Talent & Organization

Theresa Strickland

NIKE Global Innovation; Co-Founder Women's Corporate Board; Board Member

Cheemin Bo-Lin

CEO, Lead Board of Director and Audit Chair