CEO & Founder Women in the Boardroom
Long before women on boards was a hot topic, Sheila Ronning believed in women’s ability to serve on corporate boards strongly enough to become the Founder & CEO of Women in the Boardroom. Today, as one of the nation’s top leadership and board service experts, Sheila excels at connecting influential women executives and professionals with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and the boardroom by organizing executive and board coaching sessions, seminars and webinars.
Sheila has built a strong track record over the years. Before founding Women in the Boardroom in 2002, she garnered more than 10 years of strategic marketing, sales management, and operations leadership experience with companies that range from Fortune 500 leaders to visionary start-ups. Today, Sheila has thousands of powerful connections nationwide, which she uses to help other women achieve their goals.When asked her secret to networking, Sheila says, “Be fearless, sincere, honest, and frank.”
Sheila received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ForbesWoman, Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, and Chicago Sun-Times. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Sheila in their prestigious “40 Under Forty” list for her entrepreneurial dynamism and reputation as a networking expert.
Sheila, who is also faculty member of the GLG Institute, a membership-based learning community for leading executives, is a regular speaker on topics ranging from women on boards to excelling as a female leader. Sheila has recently participated in speaking engagements at NewsCorp, LPL Financial, Time Warner and L’Oreal.