Zoom Workshops: Education, Participation & Networking
11:30am to 1pm PT / 12:30 to 2pm MT / 1:30 to 3pm CT / 2:30 to 4pm ET (each day)
July 13-15-17 | July 20-22-24 (Only for Orange County, CA)
August 3-5-7 | August 17-19-21 | Sept 14-16-18 | Sept 28-30-Oct 2
Want to join a board but stymied by the process? We provide strategic tools to
help YOU secure your first public or private company board seat.
For the 2020 season, we are presenting our popular Get on Board! Workshops, online and interactive, via Zoom. No longer will geography limit access to our in-person educational workshops. No longer will the workshops be just one day in one city. Our new Get on Board! Workshops will be three afternoon sessions for 90 minutes (plus optional 30 minutes for Q&A and networking = total two hours for those who stay for bonus time) within a one-week format: Monday-Wednesday-Friday. As a participant you will take home your own strategic roadmap and proprietary tools to help you secure your first public or private company board seat.
Intensive, focused instruction and interaction with the participants from all cities will be led by Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards. Featured corporate directors for the workshops include Stephanie Sonnabend, co-founder of 2020WOB; and Terry Bayer, on the board of California Water Services. As other speakers are added, they will appear on our website, 2020wob.com.
Senior management and C-suite women executives, with expertise as CEO, COO, CHRO, CFO, Digital Marketing Leader, CISO, Cyber Security, or Operations, who are seeking their first or second corporate board positions. Retired military officers, university business school deans/professsors or executives with other value-added experience for boards will benefit from participation. We limit attendance to a maximum of 20 participants, making the learning most effective and meaningful for each woman.
For each one-week workshop, the three sessions are held from 11:30am to 1pm PT / 12:30 to 2pm MT / 1:30 to 3pm CT / 2:30pm to 4pm ET. Click here for workshop dates.
Zoom Video. Details will be provided to paid registrants.
$750 for 3-session workshop (a 50% discount from our in-person workshop). Participants must attend all three sessions of the designated week to receive their certificates of completion. 2020WOB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your company may reimburse you for the tuition.
Take what you will gain from our Get on Board! Workshop to the next level by enrolling with our online partner BoardSuited™, also offering a 50% enrollment discount, for this self-paced, comprehensive executive education course that features many corporate board experts with in-depth knowledge. You can access the course anytime, anywhere. 2020WOB partners with BoardSuited™ to offer this online course curriculum that’s complementary to our Get on Board! Workshops, to enhance your board preparation and provide more tools for your customized path to a board seat. Discount applies when you also register for your Get on Board! Workshop.
Demystifying the board position and determining your value to a board of directors.
Clarifying your competitive advantage and creating targeted Board and LinkedIn profiles.
Identifying your network and using it to strategically position yourself as a board candidate.
Q: Would I really make a difference on a corporate board?
A: Yes. A woman director will change the dynamic of the boardroom, bring your unique business perspective to the board, and help increase profitability, and workforce engagement.
Q: How do I identify which companies are looking for board members now or in the future?
A: Utilizing our Gender Diversity Index research and Gender Diversity Directory, both accessible via 2020WOB.com, we help you determine how many woman directors are on the boards of all Russell 3000 companies, and you will learn techniques to find contacts.
Q: What are my chances to get on a corporate board?
A: Research and preparation give you confidence. While there are no guarantees, our workshop will provide you with strategic guidance, tools, and coaching to increase your visibility in your industry and position yourself as a highly qualified candidate.
Q: How long will it take me to get a board seat?
A: The greater your discipline and proactive efforts, the greater your odds of being considered and selected. The key is your well-orchestrated and strategic outreach to contacts in your business and nonprofit circles.
Please contact Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire at Betsy@2020WOB.com or 213-621-2050 with any questions.
BETSY BERKHEMER-CREDAIRE, CEO, 2020 WOMEN ON BOARDS
Betsy became CEO of 2020 Women on Boards after having been the co-chair of the Los Angeles/Orange County 2020WOB National Conversation on Board Diversity event for six years. During her tenure as CEO, the campaign has expanded globally. Author of two books, “The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors”, and “Winning the Board Game—How Women Directors Make The Difference,” she is a frequent keynote speaker throughout the US and abroad. In 1994, Betsy co-founded Berkhemer Clayton Inc., a retained executive search firm that specializes in senior management and board positions for corporations, universities and large nonprofits. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
STEPHANIE SONNABEND, CO-FOUNDER & CHAIR, 2020 WOMEN ON BOARDS
Former CEO and President of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, Stephanie led a publicly traded global hospitality company, built a strong corporate culture applauded by the industry and spearheaded significant growth, internationally and in the U.S. She currently is CEO of Sonhos Strategic Advisors providing consulting and executive coaching with a focus on real estate, hospitality and family businesses. She recently published best practice checklists for operating hotels during the pandemic. Previous board experience includes Sonesta Hotels, Century Bank and SVN as well as numerous non-profits including universities and healthcare institutions. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Stephanie received her master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She founded 2020 Women on Boards in 2010 with Malli Gero.
TERRY BAYER, CORPORATE DIRECTOR AT CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP
Terry Bayer has served on the board of California Water Service Group since 2014 and previously served on the Board of Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2008 –where she chaired the compliance committee and was a member of the compensation committee. Former Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Molina Healthcare, Inc., a publicly held managed care insurance provider, from 2005 to 2018. She also held management positions at Family Health Plan (FHP), Maxicare, Matria Healthcare, and AccentCare, Inc. Terry earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Stanford University, her Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor’s in Communication from Northwestern University.