According to Moody’s, less than a third of corporate board seats are now held by women, despite evidence that has shown that gender diversity in boardrooms can lead to higher credit ratings and improved stock performance.
In today’s episode, our guest Linda Fisk, walks us through the ins and outs of how to become a part of a board of directors and why joining them can be a great step in your career.
Did you know there are paid and non-paid positions depending on the board you serve? Laura and Linda dive deep into how, regardless of the economic reward, being part of a board allows you to have a much broader perspective on your own business or professional journey, what makes you a good board candidate, and the importance of joining a board that reflects your values.
This episode will help you attract the right people to build your network and ultimately become a strong candidate for the board you want to join.
Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 84 where Laura and Ivna Curi discuss what assertiveness is and how we can practically apply it through the lens of values and boundaries, then go back and check it out!
In this episode, we cover:
-The difference between nonprofit boards, advisory boards, and corporate boards.
-How diversity improves boards’ performance.
-The benefits of serving on a board.
-What you can do to become board ready.
-Tips to sell yourself to a recruiter or board member.
Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Linda’s website at www.leadhershipglobal.com and connect with her via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
-Looking for an open board position? Visit www.boardsource.org
-Register for the 50/50 Women On Boards workshops to increase your board readiness at www.5050wob.com.
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
-Want to work with Laura? Check out her programs and coaching services.
More about Linda Fisk:
Linda Fisk is a multi-award-winning leader, keynote speaker, best-selling author, TedX speaker, and university professor dedicated to amplifying and extending the success of other high-caliber business leaders. She is the Founder and CEO of LeadHERship Global, a community of unstoppable women enhancing their leadership blueprint and embracing their power to be the best version of themselves- in work and life.
In LeadHERship Global, Linda supports and guides ambitious, creative women to move in the direction of their purpose, their mission, and their dreams with powerful connections, critical support, practical tools, and valuable resources to show up, speak up and step up in their careers and personal lives.