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 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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DirectWomen held a regional event in Chicago on November 17, 2015. Program sponsors included Winston & Strawn LLP, Charles River Associates, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Berkeley Research Group, Dentons LLP, and Mayer Brown LLP. The

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DirectWomen held a sold-out event in Philadelphia on April 29, 2015. The event was hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP.

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San Francisco

DirectWomen’s first West Coast event was held in San Francisco on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Visa’s new One Market Plaza space. The event was at capacity. To view the

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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