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

Webinar Exploring International Board Service

DirectWomen’s International Boards Committee hosted a webinar on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern. This webinar explored pathways to international board service and the role of search firms in international board placements. Our distinguished panel

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July Alumnae Quarterly Call

The summer 2019 Alumnae Quarterly Call focused on the onboarding process for new directors. The call featured Melanie Trent, (Class of 2017), Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Office, & Company Secretary of Rowan Companies

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Atlanta Gathering: Blockchain in the Boardroom

DirectWomen Alumna Jen Wolfe provided highlights from her book Blockchain in the Boardroom, including a layman’s approach to understanding blockchain technology, an overview of what large corporations and well-funded start-ups are doing with blockchain, how the

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May Alumnae Quarterly Call

The second Alumnae Quarterly Call of 2019 focused on interview strategies for corporate board service.  The call featured Tracy Houston, President of Board Resources Services, LLC. Tracy is a consultant that advises boards, runs director searches, coaches individuals who

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March Alumnae Quarterly Call

All DirectWomen Alumnae were invited to join Deborah Hicks Midanek Bailey and moderator Suzanne Rich Folsom on March 20, 2019 for a call focusing on the history and evolution of board governance and directors’ core role. Midanek discussed why

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SUCCESS STORIES

Sheri H. Edison

Sheri Edison is General Counsel of Amcor Plc, a global leader in the development and production of responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care and other

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Mary B. Cranston

Mary B. Cranston is the Retired Senior Partner and immediate past Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Pillsbury is an international law firm with over 800 attorneys in 15

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Malissia R. Clinton

Malissia Clinton is an executive with considerable board experience and over 25 years of practice across multiple industries, including defense, aerospace, intelligence, advanced technologies and health care. Clinton is Senior

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