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.  


Pathways Program

All 2018 Platinum Sponsors were invited to send five mid-career women to a program on positioning oneself for future board service. The educational program ran from 2-5:00 p.m. ET and was followed by a networking

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Northeast Alumnae Gathering

Alumnae of DirectWomen’s Board Institute had the opportunity to meet and greet fellow DirectWomen Alumnae for the first meeting of the Northeast Alumnae group. Attendees had the opportunity to network, plan for the future of

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Pathways to International Board Service

DirectWomen’s International Board Committee co-hosted a webinar with Catalyst on the subject of international board service. Many experts maintain that a better gender balance at the C-suite and Board level offers substantial advantages for companies.

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Seattle: Breaking into the Boardroom

DirectWomen hosted a regional event on March 21, 2017, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington. Thank you to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Connie Collinsworth for making this event

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Deborah Platt Majoras

Deborah Platt Majoras has had a diverse legal career, serving in the corporate, governmental, and law firm sectors.  She currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for The Procter &

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Elisa D. Garcia

Elisa D. Garcia C. is an accomplished corporate executive and attorney with over 30 years of experience advising management and boards of directors on legal, business and government relations matters.

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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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