1. Articles from Olga V. Mack

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    1. What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      By their very nature, lawyers are cautious, analytical, risk-averse, strategic, and communicative. In other words, the perfect board members. Their legal training prepares them for the variety of challenges corporate board members face and gives them the tools to see, anticipate, and act accordingly. Olga V. Mack is the CEO of Parley Pro , a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology...

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    2. Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

      Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

      I do a lot of speaking to professionals, including lawyers, about demystifying board service. No matter how often I speak, the same questions often come up. One of the most common is: “Is serving on a nonprofit board a good way to start a for-profit board journey?” The short answer is: “Maybe.” Depending on how well the board is run, what you do there, and who else serves with you, serving on a nonprofit board may be a great jumping-off point for your for-profit board service. But there are two reasons I am always ...

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    3. You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      As I discussed in my previous article , in-house counsel wield the unique power of being in the same room as their CEOs and chairpersons. In addition to their roles as attorneys and risk managers, many in-house counsel are also decision makers and influencers. Because in-house counsel are such trusted advisors, make key decisions, and know their CEOs and chairpersons best, they are particularly positioned to advocate for board diversity in their companies...

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    4. 5 Lessons From Board Service To Transform Your Strategic Approach

      5 Lessons From Board Service To Transform Your Strategic Approach

      There are so many takeaways for lawyers from Caroline Tsay’s experience of joining her first public board at the age of 34. No, that’s not a typo, and that’s why — for all of those times any of us are told we’re too young, don’t have the perfect experience matrix , haven’t checked all of the right boxes — we wanted to share her story. Most professionals go through a long and arduous process to achieve their first public board positions...

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    5. From The Courtroom To The Boardroom: Lawyers Belong On Boards, Not In Punchlines

      From The Courtroom To The Boardroom: Lawyers Belong On Boards, Not In Punchlines

      We once attended an event at a well-respected private university, well-known for attracting directors who serve on corporate boards. Attempting to break the ice, the moderator made two jokes. The first joke was an innocent attempt to make fun of a rival school, a well-respected public university. The moderator subtly suggested that this public university doesn’t produce enough graduates who serve on boards of directors...

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    6. Tick Tock: Can Corporate Boards Beat The Clock For Parity?

      Tick Tock: Can Corporate Boards Beat The Clock For Parity?

      As Silicon Valley citizens, we’re all about progress. And we know that progress, like all good things, takes time. But recently, we did the math. In 40 years, we will be in our seventies. In 100 years, we will, hypothetically, be in our mid-hundreds. The facts are cold. And math is stubborn. We’ve realized that even with modern medicine and technology, time may be against us. We may not live to see gender parity on U.S. corporate boards...

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