Female executives in the On the Board fellowship program will delve into such topics as corporate board financial strategy and policy; personal liability; and crisis management this weekend when they arrive at the School of Business for their last training session of 2013.
The three-day session is the third and final for executives in the inaugural On the Board class at GWSB, which launched the first-of-its-kind, globally focused fellowship program in partnership with the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in February.
Funded through a gift from GW Trustee, IWF member and *rand construction founder and CEO Linda Rabbitt, On the Board’s goal is breaking down barriers to women’s advancement in corporate governance by training and advocating for women business executives who are well-positioned to serve as corporate directors.
Women’s representation on boards has been stalled for a decade at around 16 percent. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 corporate directors are men older than 70 who are heading for retirement. This presents a prime opportunity to prepare qualified women executives to occupy those seats.
The inaugural class of 15 fellows, who hail from all over the United States and overseas, represent such diverse business sectors as banking, food, health care and energy. They were selected through a competitive process.
Posted by gwsb on November 12, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.