Helping more women take their place | Women in the Boardroom


VIP Members Appointed to KNOCK Advisory Board

Helping more women take their place

NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2016 – Women in the Boardroom (WIB), a leading global organization committed to advancing women in the workplace and into corporate boardrooms, announced today that two of its VIP members, Charla Griffy-Brown, Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and Kylie Wright-Ford, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer of World 50, Inc., have been appointed to the Advisory Board of KNOCK. Headquartered in Minneapolis, KNOCK is a creative agency whose client list includes Levi’s®, Golfsmith and Target.


Griffy-Brown has extensive experience training executives in information security and information systems. She has worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission. Wright-Ford’s expertise includes business development, general management and strategy. As the chief operating and strategy officer of World 50, a private forum for global executives, she is responsible for the long-term growth of the business.


Griffy-Brown and Wright-Ford were connected to KNOCK through WIB’s VIP Membership. Sheila Ronning, WIB’s CEO and founder said, “We are delighted that these talented women will be joining KNOCK’s advisory board and proud to have helped them get a seat. At WIB we look forward to helping more qualified women move into boardrooms by providing networking opportunities through offerings such as our Matchmaking Program and helping them build portfolios that highlight their skills for corporate board roles.”


Watch this video from Charla Griffy-Brown as she describes her personal board journey and how KNOCK is the right fit for her.


See Kylie speak on her experience with WIB and her new board seat here.


About Women in the Boardroom:

Women in the Boardroom (WIB) is committed to translating the intellect, skills and expertise of their members into inaugural or additional powerful corporate director roles. They do this by ensuring their members have a board portfolio that highlights their skill set for board positioning and teaching them how to network their way to a corporate board seat. Other WIB offerings designed to connect their members with board contacts include WIB’s Matchmaking Program, board opening notifications and exclusive invites to events such as the Annual Board Assembly. Senior-level executive women are encouraged to join as a member of WIB to accelerate their path into the corporate boardroom. As one of the top board experts in the US, Sheila Ronning, Founder and CEO of WIB, is frequently invited to speak on topics such as finding out if corporate board service is right for you, networking your way into a corporate board seat, authentic leadership and entrepreneurialism.



KNOCK is a creative agency that provides advertising, branding, design and digital marketing services. Headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York and Chicago, KNOCK partners with brands of all sizes and needs, helping them reach their full brand potential.


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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