Meet Women in the Boardroom® CEO & Founder, Sheila Ronning
Leadership and networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in achieving gender parity in the boardroom. In 2002, she founded Women in the Boardroom with the revolutionary vision to create an environment where women could assist other women in achieving their leadership and corporate board service goals. Sheila has scaled Women in the Boardroom from concept to membership organization with a global reach across multiple industries, and influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.
She has built an impressive track record in connecting influential female executives with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and the boardroom and has achieved 60% of her VIP membership being appointed to corporate boards. She uses her powerful network to help women achieve their goals of obtaining board membership, sharing more than 240 board openings with Women in the Boardroom VIPs. Sheila’s accolades and accomplishments include a spot on the prestigious “40 Under Forty,” membership of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Insider network, and features in Washington Post, Forbes Woman and WSJ. A subject matter expert on board diversity and leadership, Sheila is also a sought-after speaker who, with characteristic candor, advises women to always “Show up, stand up and speak up.”