How To Get Women On Boards | BOARD-SEEKER: Your Guidebook for Women into the Corporate Boardroom | WLS 97


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Ever wondered why women have so many challenges getting on boards in the corporate world? How do companies benefit with having women on boards? Do you want to know how being on a board can radically enhance your career and connections? Then take some time to listen as my guest, Mr. Ralph Ward shares great insight on the concept of women’s leadership and how to get women on boards. This is a great opportunity to learn new strategies that can help put more women on more leadership boards and help them make giant strides in their careers. How to get women on boards expert Ralph Ward Why is Getting Women on Boards a Necessary Conversation? Even though boardroom diversity is gradually increasing, women still remain grossly underrepresented on leadership boards in the workplace. Delloite carried out an assessment of about 6000 companies in 49 countries and found out that the percentage of board seats held by women is only 12%. This number is quite measly considering the fact that women are becoming more qualified and accomplished in the corporate world. So one would wonder why there are so few women on boards today. This episode of Women in Leadership podcast will focus on the challenges women face in trying to get leadership roles in the workplace and how to ensure more women get on boards. HOW TO GET WOMEN ON BOARDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: WLS #97 Sometimes, women do not feel the need for a leadership role in the workplace. They just don’t see any reasons why they should be on a board. Learn some great reasons why you should be on a board today and how it can impact the women in your environment positively. Get good insight on what makes a person “boardable” today Learn about an outreach portfolio, what it is and how it helps put women on boards What are the great ways to gain allies and partners that can help get you on a board? Reasons why it is crucial that your boss is onboard Learn how to decide which non-profit board is the best for you to be on Be exposed to the different professional and interpersonal characteristics boards want their members to exhibit Learn about the different challenges that come with getting women on boards Get to know who a board mentor is and how you can get a great one Learn great networking tips to get you on that board! Why today more than ever getting more women are boards is actually better. For women to make a real impact in the corporate world, they have to be in the right positions to do so. The time for women to be on more boards is now! To get more insight on how you can get started, listen now. What Questions or Comments do You Have About Getting Women on Boards? Please post them below in the comments box and me or Ralph will get back to you.

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