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Serving on a Corporate Board: Uncover if It’s for You & Where to Start

The journey to the boardroom can, at times, be an overwhelming undertaking filled with questions about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to be an effective board member.

Join this interactive session with Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder Sheila Ronning to get answers to burning boardroom questions, including:
- What are the four main types of boards?
- What is the job & responsibilities of a board director?
- What are the risks of serving on a board?
- Why pursue board service?
- What is the time commitment & compensation for board service?

About the Presenter:
Leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working towards gender equality in the boardroom. In 2002 she founded Women in the Boardroom with a revolutionary vision to create an environment where women could assist other women in achieving their leadership and corporate board service goals. In less than 15 years, she has scaled Women in the Boardroom from concept to membership organization with global reach across multiple industries, and influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.
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Rising above the challenges to do amazing things in tech
Women make up only 37% of the tech workforce at entry level, and this percentage drops with each incremental advance in their careers. This series will outline the current state of the tech industry, the challenges women are facing in hi-tech careers, as well as shed light on the opportunities that are opening up for women in tech.

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