Past Programs

Karyn Polak, Lawton Penn, Sandra Flow, and Carolyn Frantz at the 2017 Seattle Regional Event

In addition to our Board Institute and the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon, DirectWomen is pleased to offer a variety of virtual video programs. For the latest registration information, visit our upcoming programs page. You can also view past program recordings by visiting our on-demand program library.

DirectWomen also hosts Alumnae Quarterly Calls to reinforce what alumnae learned at the Board Institute and to help them to stay “on track” with their board searches. These calls provide an opportunity for alumnae to learn from those who have successfully secured boards seats, share challenges and successes, discuss topics of interest to the group, and provide support for one another.  


Honoree Panel Discussion

Join DirectWomen and the 2022 honorees as they discuss their board journeys. Our distinguished panelists will discuss their own search processes, the challenges they faced, and the strategies that ultimately helped them land their first

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A View from First-Time Corporate Board Directors

During this webinar, attendees heard from directors who have recent experience searching for their first corporate board roles. Panelists discussed their own search processes, the challenges they faces, and the strategies that ultimately helped them

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Arleas Upton Kea

Arleas Upton Kea is currently an Independent Director nominee for Thrivent Mutual Funds.  She recently retired from the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation, an independent government corporation (the “FDIC”), where she

Lily Yan Hughes

Seasoned global C-Suite executive with significant Board experience. Recognized expert in corporate governance, executive compensation, SEC/NYSE, capital markets, corporate finance, global M&A, trade compliance, enterprise risk, ESG, compliance and internal

Stacey H. Doré

Stacey Doré is CEO of Sharyland Utilities, L.L.C., a privately-owned electric utility that owns rate-regulated transmission infrastructure in Texas. She also serves as President of Hunt Utility Services, LLC (HUS),