- July 22, 2021
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
We are proud to be sponsors of the Path to Your First Corporate Board Seat virtual event, organized by the SCU Leavey School of Business, Bolster, and MLT.
Join a conversation on Thursday, July 22 at 12:00pm about how you can begin to prepare for board service. Hear directly from organizational leaders who are building and connecting network channels that will lead to board placement for executives of color, and how you can begin to prepare for future board service.
To learn more about our upcoming and previous sessions, please visit the events page.
What will your board path be?
Effective board placement begins years in advance. Join us for an informed and dynamic conversation about what top organizations are doing to deepen board pipelines and connect leaders of color to compelling opportunities.
The conversation will dive into who is moving the needle forward for executives of color, how they go about doing so, and how new executives can begin to prepare for board service. Hear directly from organizational leaders who are building and connecting network channels that will lead to board placement for executives of color, and how you can begin to prepare for future board service.
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE LATINO CORPORATE DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (LCDA)
Esther Aguilera is President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), which convenes Latino directors and executives at the highest levels of corporate leadership who share the mission: to increase the number of US Latinos on corporate boards. She’s a proven leader who brings a 30-year record of successfully executing strategic business plans to drive organizational effectiveness, growth, and impact.
PRESIDENT AND COO OF DILIGENT CORPORATION
Lisa Edwards is President and COO of Diligent Corporation, the largest governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) SaaS provider serving over 23,000 organizations around the globe. Lisa is responsible for commercial growth and performance. She serves on the Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company, and is deeply involved in two non-profits where she previously served on the board, Playworks and the Presidio YMCA.
FOUNDER AND CEO, EQUILAR
David has led Equilar since its inception to become one of the most trusted names in the corporate governance community. David has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Disruptor Award by 2020 Women on Boards and Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. David speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Deloitte, EY, HR Policy Association, KPMG, NACD, NASDAQ, NYSE, The Society for Corporate Governance and Stanford’s Directors’ College.
STEPHEN L. BROWN
SR. ADVISOR AT KPMG BOARD LEADERSHIP CENTER
Named by NACD as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom, Stephen L. Brown is a globally recognized thought leader and trusted advisor to corporate boards and C-suites. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center. He serves on several advisory and nonprofit boards including, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at Univ. of Delaware, Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law & Corporate Governance, CEOs for Corporate Purpose CEO Investor Network, and Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership at Columbia University.
FOUNDER AND CEO OF BOLSTER
Matt is the founder and CEO of Bolster, a marketplace for on-demand executive and board talent. Matt was previously Chairman & CEO of Return Path, the market leader in email optimization, from 1999, until its sale to Validity. Matt is Founder and Chairman of Path Forward, a non-profit that was spun out of Return Path in 2016 whose mission is to empower women to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving. He is the author of Startup CEO: A field guide to scaling up your business, based on his popular blog on entrepreneurship, StartupCEO.com, Startup CXO: A field guide to scaling up your company’s critical functions and teams, and the forthcoming Startup Boards, all published by Wiley & Sons.