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The Corporate Board Initiative of the Women's Forum of New York believes in balanced boards and gender parity in the boardroom by 2030. We have developed this Resource Center to assist members and non-members in strengthening their professional résumé in order to be best-prepared to serve on a corporate board.


Program-based learning:

NACD online course: How to Become a Director

Kellogg School of Management: Women's Director Development Program

Society of Corporate Secretaries: Essentials Express Seminar

Stanford Law Directors' College program

International Women's Forum On the Board program

International Women's Forum Executive Development Roundtable

Self-study and professional literature:

What Every Successful Woman Knows: 12 Breakthrough Strategies to Get the Power and Ignite Your Career

Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director

The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors

What to Ask Before Joining a Board – NACD Directorship article by Ellen Richstone

Women on boards in the media:

  • Forbes, The Female Tipping Point In The Boardroom (read more)
  • Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance, Women in the boardroom: A global perspective (read more)
  • Financier Worldwide, Unleashing valuable new perspectives in the boardroom (read more)
  • Women in the Boardroom, What is your motivation for serving on a corporate board? (read more)

Today's corporate board priorities:

Deloitte: Center for Corporate Governance

Akin Gump: Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2015



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