BoardNext is an initiative of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation designed for experienced, highly qualified, board-ready women which offers educational programming, exceptional resources and peer group support to navigate the path to their first public corporate board. WCD is the largest global organization serving the needs of female directors. BoardNext members will gain access to select WCD resources, networking opportunities, and search firm executives.

  • A unique and talented peer group for networking onto a corporate board
  • Strong governance programming covering the latest in boardroom trends, SEC and other regulatory guidelines, and public company issues
  • Curated programs of interest with current WCD members as well as executive search firms
  • Resource center for résumé support and consultation
  • Profile in national potential director database accessed by companies and search firms for board candidates

BoardNext is sponsored by:

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WCD Original Content

New Study-Women in the Workplace by McKinsey and Lean In

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How to Get on a Board

Corporate boards need more diversity and WCD wants to provide resources to help women who have board aspirations to develop their path for success. The journey takes time and a plan. You will find resources below to help you formulate your board bio and to identify the value you can offer to a board.

How to Get on a Board
Board Skills Matrix
Developing Your Board Bio
New Director OnBoarding

From Our Last BoardNext NY Event

BoardNext is sponsored by:

Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

Hot Topics in Corporate Governance

Melissa Sawyer , M&A Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, will moderate this quarter’s meeting to discuss “Hot Topics in Corporate Governance".

The interactive panel discussion will include:

Sheila Hooda , CEO & President of Alpha Advisory Partners, who currently serves on the board of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, a Fortune 350 full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products and on the board of Virtus Investment Partners, a leading investment management firm. 

Tonia L. Pankopf , board member of Landec Corporation where she chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. More recently, she served on the board of TICC Capital Corp., where she chaired the Compensation Committee and was a member of the Valuation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

The discussion is intended to deepen your understanding of important topics and trends impacting the boardroom.

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