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How To Secure A Board Seat When Boards Don’t Want More Attorneys?

How To Secure A Board Seat When Boards Don’t Want More Attorneys?


Learn from Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards, the leading global education and advocacy campaign accelerating gender balance and diversity on corporate boards, and owner of the retained executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton. She is the author of two books, called “Winning the Board Game,” featuring current women directors who share key strategies on how they became corporate directors. Betsy was also the originator of the California law SB 826, which requires publicly traded corporations headquartered in CA to have at least three women directors by year-end 2021. The bill took seven years to pass and was enacted Jan 1, 2019. For all CA corporations to be compliant, there are still approximately 600 more board seats available for women to fill this year! 

Let’s bust this myth and shift the focus! Yes, it’s true. Boards don’t want more attorneys, but they do want experts with specialized knowledge.  So how do you position your specialty area as your calling card for finding the right board for you? Whether you are at early, mid, or senior-management level in your career, Betsy will engage a conversation around: 

  • Why do you want to be a corporate director? What are the risks as well as the rewards?
  • Crafting your experience outside of being an attorney, how prior nonprofit boards or political commissions can help you advance, and the art of strategic networking.

To learn the key steps you can take, to build your strategic network and position yourself as a board candidate, register today.

Start Date:
  • May 18, 2021
Start Time:
  • 12:00 PM
End Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • WLS51821
Non-Member Price: Free
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Women in Law Section