ATLANTA — Among the largest 3,000 U.S. publicly traded companies, only about one in five board members are women, according to Equilar, which tracks corporate governance data. And nearly one in 10 boards have no women.
SISO has stepped up to the proverbial plate to help its female members move onto corporate boards. SISO Women’s SIG’s new online learning series is designed to help women grow their influence and visibility and uncover potential pathways to becoming a board director.
The two-part program will combine information from The Berdeo Group with interactive and reflection exercises. Participants will work in small groups and on their own to learn how to start plotting their own unique path to a corporate board seat.
The two upcoming virtual sessions include:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT
SISO Women’s Leadership Forum — Part 1: Influence and Visibility
How to create an empowering mindset. In this session, participants will create a networking plan to utilize existing relationships and increase visibility. They will also learn how to support the ability to influence and increase overall confidence.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT
SISO Women’s Leadership Forum — Part 2: Visibility for Boards and Beyond
In the second session, participants will look closely at corporate boards and data and trends that lay out the path for women to get on a corporate board. Attendees will assess their current experience and learn how to communicate their distinctive strengths and qualifications by preparing a short elevator pitch based on the influence mindset they learned in session one.
Both sessions will be interactive; attendees are encouraged to use cameras and microphones to get the most out of these sessions. For further information, or to participate, please write to info@SISO.org.
Reach David Audrain, SISO Executive Director, at (404) 334-4585 or David@SISO.org.