Individual Membership Benefits - Women in the Boardroom®

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Individual Membership

Individual Membership Benefits

Combination of Board Strategy sessions & check-ins

Perhaps the most important benefit you get with your VIP I or II membership is one-on-one, personalized strategy sessions.

VIP I members receive a combination of 11 board strategy sessions, check-ins, and/or email reminders annually and VIP II members receive 6. Your first session will be with Sheila Ronning where you will work together to craft a concise and compelling elevator pitch, discuss our proven networking process, and create a plan for your personalized journey.

The majority of members will work on drafting their board documents as a next step.  If that is you, you will have two sessions with a Board Strategist.  During these two sessions, our seasoned coaches will work with you to finalize your board bio and profile, and if time will develop a cover letter outline to reflect a board focus.

For the remainder of your sessions, we will customize them for you and your level of membership.  There is a long list of items that can be covered including your LinkedIn profile,  interview prep, board selection trends,  helping you stay on track and motivated, onboarding, best practices, executive presence, public speaking, and more.  One thing that really sets us apart is our networking check-ins.   We are experts in networking for your board seat and can help in any situation.

Board opening notifications

Stay ahead of the pack and be among the first (and few) to hear about corporate board openings.

We are not a search firm, but through our 20 years of experience in getting women on boards, we have established relationships with many companies, influencers, and connectors who know we have a member base of smart, accomplished, qualified, and diverse women who are well-prepared for interviewing and for board service.

Virtual Group Sessions

These events are designed to help you stay focused and support you on your board journey, keep you up to date on issues facing boards and make you a strong board member once you achieve that highly prized board seat.

Events & Workshops offer opportunities to network with, learn from, and be supported by our amazing board-aspiring and board-experienced members, industry experts, board influencers and connectors, and Sheila herself.

Events & Workshops

These events are designed to help you stay focused and support you on your board journey, keep you up to date on issues facing boards and make you a strong board member once you achieve that highly prized board seat.

Events & Workshops offer opportunities to network with, learn from, and be supported by our amazing board-aspiring and board-experienced members, industry experts, board influencers and connectors, and Sheila herself.

Board Assembly

Our Annual Board Assembly is the highlight of our member event calendar.

Our Board Assembly is designed to maximize your one-on-one networking with special guests and industry experts who know about board openings and who influence board decisions.

It is also a great forum to meet other members who may know of openings on their boards or through their connections and who can provide advice and support based on their own board journey.

You will also get a lot of practice using your elevator pitch which will help as you network and interview outside the “safe space” of Women in the Boardroom.

Group Welcome Calls

We know we are covering a lot of ground here and you will have questions as you progress along the journey.

That’s why we have periodic live group welcome calls with our new membersThese informal conversations with Sheila help you maximize your member benefits, learn about new offerings and key events, and ask questions on anything related to your membership and how to land a board seat.

Even members who have been with us for several months find these sessions helpful as sometimes questions arise once you are down the road, and you can always learn from the questions others have.

Educational Webinars

Make sure you take advantage of our webinars in which industry experts and experienced members on boards discuss complex, timely topics facing boards such as negotiation, ESG, shareholder activism, litigation, finance, governance, cyber-security, crisis management, and effective board and committee leadership.

We also tackle key milestones in the board journey such as how to prepare for a board interview, how to raise your board-ready profile and how to power up your LinkedIn profile.

Our on-demand webinar library and website host over 250 webinars, workshops, articles, podcasts, and blogs. Webinars are recorded and members can access at anytime.

Quarterly Q&A’s

We hold member Q&A calls on a quarterly basis. Questions are submitted anonymously prior to and during the sessions and are a safe space to ask anything that is on your mind regarding board service.

Sheila will provide insightful, straightforward answers and advice so whether you are a new member or someone who has been with us, there are always new insights and ideas to be gained from these forums.

Themed Virtual Circles

Members network to share professional and personal tips and challenges related to a specific topic in small groups. These breakouts offer a confidential environment to share and connect with board-aspiring and board-experienced members.

We offer several all-member Virtual Circles annually as well as more focused Circles designed for Women of Color, VIP I’s, and those who sit on Public Boards.

Exclusive Connections

(VIP 1 only) Instrumental connections/ introductions to help with next steps.  These will happen naturally as we get to know you during our sessions but will also happen at our VIP I-only Virtual Circles and Board Assemblies.

Partner Perks

As a Women in the Boardroom member, you’re granted access to the Equilar Diversity Network and Board Edge Database. An exclusive partner perk featuring over 600,000 qualified board candidates, 167,000 private and public companies, and the opportunity to make over 96 million connections!

About Women in the Boardroom™

Since 2002, we have been the experts that help you get your seat at the table. We provide a customized step-by-step approach to getting on your 1st, 2nd or 3rd corporate board that includes exclusive programs such as our Matchmaking Program™, Annual Board Assembly and proven networking process. And with nearly 50% of our VIP Members serving on corporate boards, our proven process works!

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Learning Opportunities

Tap into Women in the Boardroom™’s upcoming events, webinars, and virtual group sessions by visiting our Knowledge page below.

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