Andi Cullins will lead a brown bag lunch for WIIT on maximizing chances for being selected to serve on a corporate board.
The Professional Development Committee of the
Association of Women In International Trade
Invites you to
Getting Board Ready
with Andi Cullins
Board diversity, and specifically gender diversity, isn’t just the right thing to do. Numerous studies from wide-ranging organizations have all found that diverse boards are better boards, especially when the group includes more than one woman. Studies also show that diverse boards communicate more effectively, make better decisions, and outperform non-diverse boards in terms of shareholder value. Large companies with at least one woman on their boards performed better than their all-male counterparts, and boards with three or more female directors enjoyed particular success. Diverse boards better reflect customers and employees, and bring viewpoints that could go unexplored with a more monolithic group in the boardroom.
Still, fewer than 1% of corporate boards in the Fortune 500 have achieved or surpassed gender parity. In the face of such evidence, it’s hard to understand the slow pace to change. Even women with strong credentials, good relationships, and reputations for meeting professional demands have trouble getting on corporate boards. Beyond just being in the right place at the right time and having someone vouch for you, what else could provide the right access? Join WIIT for a brown bag lunch and learn how to maximize your chances of being selected to serve on a corporate board.
Andi Cullins is a principal in The McCormick Group, a leadership consulting firm. She is a founding member of The DirectHer Network, a group organized to be a proactive referral source for board-ready women.
Thursday, October 27, 2015
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
1300 Eye Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Metro: Blue/orange lines to McPherson Square
Cost: WIIT Members: $0.00 / Non-WIIT Members: $0.00