April Women's Business Council Power Hour about "Your Ultimate Career Goal - Corporate Board Director" featuring speaker Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire.
Whether early, mid, or at senior-management level in your career, the key is to pursue corporate boards.
California law SB826 requires 600 more board seats for women before year-end.
Why would you want to be a corporate director? What are risks and rewards?
The three keys: experience, prior nonprofit boards, and strategic networking.
Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire is CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards, the global education and advocacy campaign committed to accelerating gender balance and diversity on corporate boards. She is the author of "The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors” and “Winning the Board Game: How Women Directors Make the Difference.”
As a statewide past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners-California, Betsy led a successful campaign to secure passage of SB826, effective January 2019, the first and only law in the U.S. requiring every public company in California to have at least three women board members before year-end 2021. For 27 years, Betsy has been CEO and owner of Berkhemer Clayton, Inc., a retained executive search firm.