Past Programs

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.

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

Alice Young

Summary of Key Contributions 40+ years of business and legal experience in diverse industries advising multinationals and entrepreneurs in a global economy. Extensive knowledge of cross-cultural and international business and

Marcia Backus

Marcia E. Backus is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where she is responsible for the company’s global Law and Compliance

Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fortune 50 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), is a seasoned executive and former U.S.