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Winter Board Assembly 2024 – Save The Date

We’re thrilled to announce Women in the Boardroom’s Winter Board Assembly on January 18, 2024! This exclusive event is open to our VIP Members and select board influences and connectors.

This event is an interactive session that will expand your board connections, give you the knowledge you need for corporate board service. VIP Members can expect to meet male and female board influencers and connectors—and collaborate with other board-experienced and board-aspiring members to forge meaningful connections.

Join us for a fireside chat with Sheila Ronning as Chairman of the Board at Voya Mutual, Colleen Baldwin shares her story. Come and learn about her board journey of how she now serves on one private equity, one public, and one private employee-owned board.

Register by clicking below.


Colleen Baldwin, Sheila Ronning

Date & Time

January 18, 2024
2:00 PM ET



Individual & Corporate Members, please use your promo code to register complimentary. Registrants will receive sign-on information one day prior to the event via email. The recorded version of the webinar is automatically sent to all registrants afterward whether you attend the live version or not.

About the Hosts

Chairman of the Board at Voya Mutual Funds, Past Chairman of the Audit and Investments Committee at Dentaquest, Current Chairman of the Audit Commitee at Stanley Global Engineering Consultants

Experienced COO and Independent Board Director. Industry expertise in Global Asset Management and Mutual Funds, Banking, Insurance, Technology, Financial software products, and Healthcare.
Extensive management experience in Global Growth and Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Accounting, Technology and Operations, Marketing and Distribution, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, Incentive Compensation and Corporate Governance. Qualified Financial Expert (QFE). Dual citizen US/Ireland.

Sheila Ronning, Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder

Leadership and networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working towards gender equality in the boardroom. As the CEO and Founder of Women in the Boardroom, she uses her powerful network to help women achieve their goals of obtaining board membership and has built an impressive track record in connecting influential female executives with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and at the executive level. Under her leadership, Women in the Boardroom has achieved global influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies. Sheila believes in the power of connecting professionals with the tools they need to succeed in business and in life. As the President and CEO of the leadership and business development firm, Sharp UpSwing, she uses her keen insight into business trends to identify and capture growth opportunities for individuals and organizations in their local marketplace. 

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Sheila one of the top 25 “Women to Watch” in the Twin Cities as well as to their prestigious “40 Under Forty” list for her entrepreneurial dynamism and reputation as a networking maven. She has been honored by the Minnesota NAWBO with a “Changemaker Award” and by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce as an “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist for her positive impact on the small business community.  And most recently, a winner of the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Award and named a 2010 “Minnesotan on the Move” by Finance & Commerce.

Prior to founding Sharp UpSwing in 1996, Sheila garnered 10+ years of strategic marketing, sales management, and operations leadership experience with companies that range from Fortune 500 leaders to visionary start-ups. She credits her ability to mobilize and organize for Sharp UpSwing’s success.

Sheila’s marketing and leadership development expertise has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Upsize Minnesota magazine, and dbaWomen. Her podcasts on simple tools for long-term success will soon be available in partnership with Todaysbusinessradio.com (AM1500).


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