The centerpiece of the DirectWomen initiative is the DirectWomen Board Institute, an annual two-day program providing an orientation and update on key issues facing current and future directors. The goal is to position an elite group of exceptional senior women lawyers for service as directors of major U.S. corporations.
Approximately 20 women attorneys are selected each year to attend the DirectWomen Board Institute. The Institute is co-chaired by Professor Hillary A. Sale and Professor Lisa M. Fairfax. The Institute faculty features leading experts on corporate governance and experienced directors. The program covers topics including the role and work of nominating and corporate governance committees, the evolving nature of shareholder relations, the strategic role of audit committees and the role of executive search firms in board searches. In addition, the Institute affords participants the opportunity to network with DirectWomen alumnae and honorees as well as top representatives of executive search firms.
The 2014 Institute will be held from January 22, 2014 to January 24, 2014 in New York City. Please contact Sarah Gevlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. If you would like to apply to the 2015 Board Institute, please send Sarah your name and contact information so we can notify you when the next application period opens.
Click here to download the Class of 2014 Board Institute press release, which includes the names of our 2014 participants, here to view our 2014 Board Institute agenda, and here to view a list of our 2014 Board Institute faculty. A press release that provides an overview of this year’s Board Institute program is available here.