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.  

RECENT EVENTS

A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

On September 22, 2020, DirectWomen board member Patricia K. Gillette sat down for a candid conversation with 2021 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Honoree Valerie B. Jarrett to discuss her New York Times bestselling memoir, Finding My Voice:

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Alumnae Zoom Reunions

In August and September 2020, DirectWomen hosted virtual networking reunions for the alumnae of each Board Institute class. The list below shows the date that each class reunion was held. Class of 2007 August 6

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June Alumnae Quarterly Call

The June Alumnae Quarterly Call addressed a number of timely questions, including: What are the most pressing concerns emerging for board members entering into the next decade? What has been the impact of recent state

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SUCCESS STORIES

Juliette Pryor

Juliette Pryor is a skilled public and private company c-suite executive with 25+ years of business experience. She has deep experience in the board room of multiple corporations, providing key

Kellye L. Walker

Kellye Walker, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of experience helping publicly traded companies

Sarah C. Dodds-Brown

Sarah Dodds-Brown serves as Executive Vice President & Managing Counsel at American Express where she leads the U.S. Business Legal Group – a team of over 75 attorneys located in New