Knowledge Center

“Should I attend a corporate director education program?  What will I learn that I don’t already know? There are so many networking events—how do I know if they’re worthwhile?” 

This webinar was ideal for anyone who has ever asked these questions.  

If you’d like to join a corporate board or already serve on a corporate board, director education and networking groups can help you find these opportunities and provide valuable preparation for them. 

Our speakers shared some of the best insights they’ve gained from leading and attending events, their tips for making the best use of your time, and how their preparations compared to the actual experience of becoming a director and serving on a board.

Speakers included:

Hillary Sale, Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Sale teaches courses in Corporations, Corporate Governance, and Securities Regulation at Washington University School of Law, a course in Business, Governance, and Law at the Olin School of Management, and leadership and governance courses to executives and executive MBAs. She is a co-founder of the DirectWomen Institute and a member of the Executive Committee of DirectWomen. She is an expert on and frequent speaker to industry and academic audiences about corporate governance, securities regulation, and leadership.

Susan Stautberg, CEO, Co-Founder, and Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors. WCD is the only global membership organization and community of Women Corporate Directors. Ms. Stautberg is also the President of PartnerCom Corporation, which assembles and manages advisory boards globally for businesses, governments, and nonprofits. Ms. Stautberg is an innovative, multi-dimensional leader as well as a visionary community and strategic alliance builder in the public, private, and social sectors.

Sheila Talton, CEO of Gray Matter Analytics. Ms. Talton is an innovative global leader with over 25 years of experience helping organizations increase value through breakthrough applications of technology. She is a big data strategist and specialist in global emerging markets, and she is nationally recognized for leadership and innovation, having served as Congressional Appointee on the US White House Women’s Business Council. She currently sits on the boards of Wintrust Financial Corporation and Acco Brands Corporation.