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    1. A Strategic Asset Board: Steve Walker Explains How the Board Can Engage With and Foster Forward-Thinking Strategy and Innovation

      A Strategic Asset Board: Steve Walker Explains How the Board Can Engage With and Foster Forward-Thinking Strategy and Innovation

      In today’s increasingly complex and competitive business environment, companies must be able to act, evolve, and innovate more quickly than ever. To do so, companies must make use of all available resources to ensure they are staying ahead of or at least on pace with changes in technology, the competitive landscape, consumer preferences, globalization, and regulations...

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    2. Diversifying the Boardroom: Mary Quazzo Discusses the Chief Legal Officer's Role

      Diversifying the Boardroom: Mary Quazzo Discusses the Chief Legal Officer's Role

      Quazzo starts with the premise that board diversity is good corporate governance. “It has been demonstrated in a number of ways that board diversity increases the bottom line, lowers risk profile, and enhances a company’s reputation,” Quazzo states. Although diversity discussions often focus on gender diversity, Quazzo adds that diversity can mean different things: “The goal is to bring different thoughts, insights, and perspectives, and a variety of skills and experiences into the boardroom ...

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    3. Playing the Board Game: Tips for Networking Onto a Corporate Board

      Playing the Board Game: Tips for Networking Onto a Corporate Board

      Legal experience alone is unfortunately not high on the list of skill sets companies are looking for to fill an open board seat. But lawyers tend to have a knack for one of the key skills necessary to join a corporate board: networking. As Sheila Ronning, CEO and founder of Women in the Boardroom explains, “Lawyers do have skill sets that are useful to boards ...

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    4. The Power of Being in the Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity

      The Power of Being in the Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity

      According to Stewart, lawyers are often in a unique position to advocate for more women on boards. “After all, lawyers are already in the room. They are in a position to influence change,” she says. Stewart strongly urges lawyers to use their positions inside the committee meetings of the board to promote gender parity on boards ...

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    5. The Building Blocks of Board Service: Determining if Board Service is Right For You

      The Building Blocks of Board Service: Determining if Board Service is Right For You

      “People’s motivations for board service are not the same, but nearly all board members agree that they get more out of their board service than they give,” says Ronning. Some common reasons for board service include the intellectual challenge of learning a new industry, the ability to contribute in a different way to a familiar industry, interacting with highly intelligent peers ...

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