BOARD READINESS CONTENT

Expand your influence as a leader.

Chief membership is an investment in your career, whether you already sit on a board or want to learn more about the first steps on the journey to the boardroom. As a member, you’ll have direct access to a robust network of connections and a wealth of tailored board content.

*Please note, Chief does not offer board placement services

Comprehensive Support

Member-Led Community Group

Join a member-led forum of fellow Chief Members, including seasoned board members, where you'll gain greater insights into a variety of board journeys and experiences. Attend weekly events for resources, advice, and support.

Board Readiness Content

With Chief’s on-demand workshops, you’ll learn about different types of boards, explore which steps are right for you, and begin preparing materials you need to pursue a board seat.

Powerful Connections

Network with executives of your caliber who understand your unique goals in our Core peer group experience, at a member-led event, or through personalized introductions on the Chief app.

Board Bio and CV Prep

Leverage Chief guidance and materials to start developing a standout board bio and CV. Through these materials and templates, you can refine your personal brand, unlock your unique board qualifications, and better understand what experiences you might need to enhance your resume.

Our Board Readiness Experts

Exploring Board Readiness and Diversity

Hone your board search strategy with personalized advice from an expert. Join Ayana Parsons, Senior Client Partner and Head of Board & CEO Inclusion for Korn Ferry, for an exploration of the latest board placement techniques and specific steps to take on your journey to a board seat. She’ll also share approaches for diversifying the boardroom.

Ditch the Elevator Pitch: Controlling Your Board Search Narrative

You’ve probably been told to have an elevator pitch for networking or board interviews, but these traditional talking points may actually be doing you more harm than good. Join board leadership expert and CEO Tissa Richards for this tactical workshop on taking greater control over your personal narrative on your path to the boardroom.

Jumpstarting Your Board Journey

Gain foundational knowledge to chart a successful path to your first board seat. During this interactive session with Suzanne Burns, Partner at Spencer Stuart and advisor to Boards and CEOs, you’ll learn more about different types of boards, including which options are best for specific career stages. She’ll offer a glimpse of the state of boards in the S&P 500, what to expect when pursuing board roles through executive search firms, and how to best prepare for your Board journey.

Ask an Expert: Demystifying the Boardroom With Jocelyn Mangan

During this interactive session, Him For Her CEO Jocelyn Mangan shares her own path to the boardroom, busts some common misconceptions about board bios and the required titles for board directors, and provides a framework for what it means to show up as a board MVP. Whether you're curious about a board position for yourself or are looking to shape a healthy and diverse board, you’ll leave the discussion with tangible takeaways.

Ask an Expert: Getting on a Board With Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

Join Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards, author, and owner of an executive search firm for an inside look into board service. Betsy will answer your burning questions, debunk myths, and provide practical strategies for your next step, no matter where you are in your pursuit.

How Boards Work With Dr. Dambisa Moyo

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a seasoned board member at 3M, Chevron, Condé Nast, and more, advising key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She shares lessons learned on her path to the boardroom. Wherever you might be on your board journey, gain insight into how boards operate and the levers and limitations they have to create change across the business landscape.

Evaluating Nonprofit Boards with Cynthia Remec

Led by BoardAssist Executive Director Cynthia Remec, this session provides the basics for joining the board of a nonprofit organization. Learn how to assess culture fit, expected financial commitments, and other criteria that impacts your search.

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