Through a gift from GWSB Trustee and Rand Construction founder and CEO Linda Rabbitt, the School is launching a fellowship program to train more women for executive roles in business – including wielding greater influence on corporate boards.
The “On Board” program plans to enroll up to 20 fellows annually. They will be selected based on their records of leadership, achievement and mentoring, as well as for their potential for advancement in corporate leadership.
Women currently account for about 17 percent of corporate board memberships in the United States.
The fellows will be trained in corporate strategy, crisis management, ethical decision-making, corporate finance, risk assessment and other board-level leadership skills. They will receive peer mentoring and coaching.
Rand – founded by Rabbitt in 1989 – is the largest woman-owned construction company in the United States.
Rabbitt was honored by the Washington Business Journal as a “2012 Outstanding Director” for her service as lead director of the board of Towers Watson, the global professional services company. She addressed GWSB’s 2012 graduating class at the May commencement ceremony. In 2011, Rabbitt was named one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in DC” by Washingtonian magazine.
Posted by gwsb on July 17, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.