Welcome to Women in the Boardroom

With 15 years of experience and 40% of our VIP Members serving on corporate boards, we are the experts that will help you get your seat at the table. Our exclusive programs, including our Matchmaking Program (TM), Annual Board Assembly and proven networking process provide individualized counsel, coaching and connections to board influencers and connectors. Click here to watch a video on who we are & what we do from WIB CEO & Founder Sheila Ronning.

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We influence and bring board opportunities to our VIPs.

130+

corporate board openings

Have been sent directly to us & passed
on to members in recent years

167%

Increase

In the board opening notifications
sent to members between 2014 and 2017

640+

Board Connections

Have been made on behalf of our
members in the last few years from our
board opening notifications alone

Our VIPs are exceptionally qualified and engaged.

43%

Are experienced corporate
board members

85%

Renew annually

#1

Source of new members
come from VIP referrals

Our VIPs hold leadership roles in a broad cross-section of industries and organizations in:

Finance, Tech, Healthcare, Energy, Consumer Goods AIG, Citi, Hewlett Packard, IBM, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, UnitedHealthcare, Xerox

Our members are highly educated.

75%

Have an MBA and/or an advanced degree

95%

Have earned a 4-year
college degree

4%

Have earned a
Juris Doctor

Our members lead.

78%

Are corporate officers

13%

Are senior executives

9%

Are professionals

LETTER FROM SHEILA

Meet Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder, Sheila Ronning

Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you’re already demonstrating your commitment to stand out from the field of highly qualified people seeking a seat at the board table. You’re ready to put in the work to market and prepare yourself for this role. I started Women in the Boardroom to equip women just like you with the exceptional tools, knowledge and confidence to show up, stand up and speak up. My organization and I are here for you.

So, take the next step, and let us help you secure your place in the boardroom.

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Featured in Washington Post and WSJ, leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer working towards gender equality in the boardroom. Women in the Boardroom, the organization she founded in 2002, now enjoys global influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.

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to Your Organization

Join the organizations, below, who have tapped leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning. Her most popular speaking topics include: navigating the path to the corporate boardroom; the value of gender diversity in the boardroom; excelling as a female leader.

Sheila has spoken at L’Oreal, Time Warner, Thomson Reuters, LPL Financial, NewsCorp, NYU Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Huffington Post, ForbesWoman, Fortune

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WHO WE ARE

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Our Coaches

Rosalind Clay Carter

Executive Coach

Executive coach and HR consultant, who combines industry experience in media, health care, consumer products, and technology industries with strategic business acumen and HR expertise.

Specialties: Senior leadership coaching, on-boarding, career coaching and assessment, and organizational design.

Arlene Bregman

EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANT & COACH

Executive search consultant & coach with 25+ years of experience assisting corporate leaders in growing professionally and professionally growing their staff.

Specialties: career coaching, leadership development, change management, needs assessment

Deedee Kramer

board + executive coach

Board & executive coach with a strategic approach to consulting and more than 20 years of line, staff and management consulting experience to bring to her work with individuals and organizations.

Specialties: executive coaching, leadership development, organization design and development, organizational change, change management.

Our broad network of over 300 experts who have contributed to Women in the Boardroom include:

Bethany George

Practice Lead of Board Advisory Services

Caldwell Partners

Allan Tepper

CPA/MBA, Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director

CFO Consulting Partners

Howard Brownstein

President & Founder

The Brownstein Corporation

Catherine Bromilow

Partner

PwC’s Center for Board Governance

Susan Boren

Partner

Spencer Stuart

Christie Hefner

Executive Chairman

Canyon Ranch Enterprises

Kathleen Franklin

Senior Counsel

Sony Corporation of America

Dale E. Jones

President

Diversified Search

William Langford

Global Head, Compliance Architecture & Strategy

Citigroup

Jey Tiourchi

Head of Corporate Governance Content Strategy

Thomson Reuters

Matthew Patsky

CEO

Trillium Asset Management

Angela Brock-Kyle

Founder & CEO

B.O.A.R.D.S.

Stuart Levine

Chairman & CEO

Stuart Levine & Associates LLC

Ty Francis

Former Publisher

Ethisphere, NYSE Governance Services at the New York Stock Exchange

Cynthia Fornelli

Executive Director

Center for Audit Quality

Brendan Sheehan

Managing Director

Rivel Research Group

Alan Mantel

Partner

Snow Phipps

Patricia Lizarraga

Managing Partner

Hypatia Capital Group

Lawrence Hamilton

Public & Private Board Director

Executive Coach & Consultant

Our Partners

Here at Women in the Boardroom we believe in the importance of collaboration, and so do our partners. We work together to promote each other’s initiatives. Click below for more information.

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Milestones for Women in the Boardroom

2002

Inaugural event to provide women with knowledge & connections for corporate board service is successfully launched in Minneapolis

2006

Began taking our annual event on the road

2010

Annual event engages more than 15,000 women as it expands to a 15 city tour throughout the U.S.

2011

Relocated to NYC and transitioned from an event company to a membership platform

2012

Launch proprietary networking process

2013

Inaugural Annual Board Assembly in NYC

2014

Launch proprietary Matchmaking Program™

2015

VIP Member renewals hit record 85%

2016

Membership surges +85% & 100th board opening received

2017

Record number of VIP Members serving on corporate boards +40% & we celebrate our 15th anniversary