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

April Alumnae Quarterly Call

The spring 2020 Alumnae Quarterly call focused on thinking outside the box for your board search. DirectWomen alumnae Deborah A. Golden and Janet L. Miller discussed their experiences joining boards in new industries, including the strategies

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November Alumnae Quarterly Call

Throughout the year, DirectWomen hosts informational teleconferences designed to provide members of the Alumnae Network with information and tools to support them in their board searches. Past topics for Quarterly Calls include how to determine which type

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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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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