Announcing LHH partnership
EXECUTIVE COACHING SERVICES FROM LEE HECHT HARRISON IMPROVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS
We are pleased to announce that Women in the Boardroom (WIB) has partnered with Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the global talent mobility leader. Working with WIB, LHH will provide executive coaching services to senior-level women to optimize professional performance and help women further their careers and accelerate their paths to board-level positions.
â€œAt Women in the Boardroom, we want women who have a goal of corporate board service to receive the knowledge, tools and connections to realize their ambitions. One of the ways we assist women in achieving this goal is by helping them sharpen their leadership skills,â€ said Sheila Ronning, CEO and Founder of WIB. â€œOur partnership with LHH compliments this mission. LHH has been committed to developing women leaders through executive coaching for the past 20 years. Their expertise will further the leadership development of women who are preparing for board service or want to enhance their performance at their current board position.â€
Individuals and corporations can take part in executive coaching with various coaching engagement packages offered through WIB. To learn more about executive coaching, email [email protected].
DIFFERENT STRENGTHS, DIFFERENT APPROACHES
Speakers: JC Heinen, SVP at Lee Hecht Harrison & Tricia Naddaff, President of Management Research Group
Date & Time: Feb. 20th @ 6 PM ET
Location: Nixon Peabody in NYC
Learn more and register here.
BECOME A CORPORATE MEMBER TODAY
I was recently asked to speak at the Rainbow PUSH Coalitionâ€™s 17th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit on February 11th in NYC. I admire the mission of this event, as it is similar to our goal at Women in the Boardroom â€“ to promote inclusion and opportunity for more women among the boards of corporations.
I have been asked to share my expertise to senior-level executives on what is necessary to attain a corporate board seat. I plan on speaking about the skill sets that are valuable, what strategic career choices need to be made and the personality traits that are typically desired for these positions. But I will also speak about resources in addition to Women in the Boardroom that will help you in your board journey. Iâ€™d like to share three of those resources with you here, in the hopes that it will further you on the path to board service.
1. It is imperative to tap the network of people you know. When you are looking for a board position, these are the people you begin to reach out to first. Let them know what you are seeking and where they could be of help. If you need new contacts, networking events are a great way to meet others and share your career goals with them.
2. There are so many easily accessible resources out there, like books and websites, with valuable information to answer your boardroom questions. Some trusted ones include the websites Directors & Boards and Board Prospects, or the book â€œOutstanding in Their Field: How Women Corporate Directors Succeedâ€ by Elizabeth Ghaffari. For a list of other websites and books to help you with leadership skills and board searches, click here.
3. Coaching is an excellent way to help you identify your board skill set and prepare for service. You are able to bounce ideas for building a successful board campaign, role play for board interviews, and learn tips for branding yourself in a safe environment with a trusted coach. We offer both Board Coaching and Executive Coaching services at WIB.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalitions' Wall Street Project Economic Summit panel on "Opportunities for Minorities on Corporate & Non-Profit Boards" includes: Patrick M. Prout, President & CEO of The Prout Group, Inc; Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom; Gloria Santona, Esq., CEVP of McDonald's Corp; Deborah A. Smith, SVP & Community Affairs Manager, Wells Fargo Bank; John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO & CIO of Ariel Investments, LLC. To register for this event, click here.
AT OUR NEXT VIRTUAL EVENT
Topic: How to Raise Your Personal Brand Profile with Thought Leadership
Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 26th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
â€œMy new board position would not have happened had I not joined Women in the Boardroom as a VIP Member. Not only were my eyes opened to exploring private and smaller public boards but the process and guidance I have received from their board experts has been invaluable. While attending programs from other groups have been great, it is the follow-up and check-ins that I receive from Women in the Boardroom that have pushed me to get the work done that is needed to attain a board seat. I plan to stay engaged with Women in the Boardroom to make connections and be notified of more open board positions.â€
- Cathy Sandeen, VP of the American Council on Education
WHAT TOPICS DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT?
Our live and Virtual Event topics are based on our most-popular requests. If you have a topic or speaker idea for a future event that will build leadership and board skills, please let us know.
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Over the past eight decades, Financial Executives International (FEI) has grown and evolved to become the association that senior-level financial executives rely upon to excel and advance professionally - both in their careers and for their companies. With chapters throughout North America, and most recently Japan, FEI now serves 15,000 members worldwide with exclusive benefits and services that provide unparalleled and unique opportunities for leadership, networking and knowledge. To find out more about how FEI's benefits and services can enhance your career, please visit them online or contact a Member Services representative at 877-359-1070.
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About Women in the Boardroom
We create an environment where women can achieve their goal of leadership and corporate board service, while encouraging them to assist and mentor other women along the way.
We prepare women for leadership and corporate board service by giving them the knowledge, tools and connections to learn, advance and lead.