Susan Stautberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation and also co-founded OnBoard Bootcamp (OBB), an insider’s guide on how to be selected to a corporate, private company, or advisory board director position. The Belizean Grove, also founded by Susan, is a preeminent community and retreat for leading women who share knowledge and connections. Conceived of and assembled as a constellation of global women leaders, the Belizean Grove, as well as a group of
tomorrows rising women leaders in TARA, understand the importance of global issues and the network’s core value to share and support each other’s efforts. In her capacity as a corporate and nonprofit director, Susan has served on or created the advisory boards, for numerous organizations including Amex Open, Avis Rent-A-Car, Avon, Bank of America, Bayer Diabetes Care Division, CIGNA, Citigroup, Deutsche Private Bank, Flexjet, Goldman Sachs, Investment New Zealand, KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board, Merrill Lynch, Medtronic, Northern Trust, Northwestern Mutual, Procter and Gamble, STRATCO Global, Sun Trust/AMA, Swissotel, TIGER 21, and Walmart. As a Westinghouse/Group W TV correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill, Susan was the first woman and one of the youngest to head a Washington TV bureau. Susan then became the first TV journalist to be chosen as a White House Fellow where she worked for both Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Her considerable consumer products experience includes positions as the Director of Communications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and for McNeil Consumer Products. Deciding to become an entrepreneur, Susan founded MasterMedia, Ltd., the only company to combine publishing with a speaker’s bureau. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs from George Washington University, and she completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. An effective public speaker, Susan addresses groups around the world, including leading business schools and national and international conferences. Her writing includes seven books with the latest being, co-authoring Women on Board: insider secrets to getting on a board and succeeding as a director. She has written or been featured in numerous articles including International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Directors and Boards, The Financial Times, and others. Her on-air interview experience includes Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and many others. Susan has received numerous awards and honors including the Director’s Choice Award, Visionary Empowerment Honoree by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Purpose Prize Fellow, E News’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, and Alumnae Awards from both the Shipley School and Wheaton College.