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Journey to the Company Board: A Workshop for Women Executives
April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
While the global average of board seats held by women has increased over the last few years, women still hold less than 20% of board seats worldwide, and the overall progress for women in leadership positions remains slow.This underrepresentation inhibits the success of corporate governance, which is designed to improve performance, drive growth, and manage risks.
In this workshop geared toward women executives, attendees will learn how to write their value proposition and board biographies, as well as how to field board interview questions through a mock interview.
Participants should come prepared with resumes and access to their LinkedIn profiles for breakout exercises.
**This event is for women executives only.**
5:00 PM || Check in, networking
5:30 PM || Dinner
6:00 PM || Introductory Discussion: Why women should serve on boards
6:30-8:00 PM || Group Breakout Sessions and Mock Interviews
About the speakers:
Lisa Hooker is located in the Austin office of ZRG Partners and is the firm’s Technology Practice Leader and a member of the Board and DEI Practices. She brings a career spanning more than 25 years of executive search consulting and has delivered board and leadership projects for Fortune 500, mid-cap, and SMEs as well as private equity, pre-IPO, and venture-backed clients in the technology sector and for tech enabled business. Lisa serves as a trusted advisor to the C-suite and boards of directors on topics including CEO succession, board efficiency, director onboarding, and leadership assessment and development.
Nina Richardson is a proven executive with over 35 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales operations, supply chain management and global operations. She has held executive positions in a variety of industry sectors including electronics, consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and industrial equipment. She served as Chief Operating Officer for GoPro – delivering outstanding operational results and helping take the company public. She held a variety of roles at Flex, running several manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and leading multi-billion-dollar global accounts. Nina is a member of the board of directors of public companies, Silicon Labs, Resideo, Cohu and Eargo; private companies, Willow, Mythic, Tonal and Revelle. She was previously on the boards of Zayo, Callidus Cloud and Silicon Graphics. She has strong governance experience, serving on compensation, audit and nominating and governance committees and is currently Nom/Gov chair on two of her current public boards in which her role encompasses oversight of ESG. In her private company and advisory roles, she frequently coaches CEOs and the technical and operations teams, advises on scaling operations and works with teams on product development and supply chain. She holds a BSIE from Purdue University and an EMBA from Pepperdine.