Women's Corporate Board Readiness Program

October 1-2 and 29-30, 2020 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PT (Virtual through the Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley Executive Center)

We are proud to be co-sponsors of the Women's Corporate Board Readiness program with Santa Clara University's Silicon Valley Executive Center. We are excited to support this initiative to enable more women to be on corporate boards and help improve companies' performance.
Program Overview and What to Expect:
The WCBR program prepares women through a rigorous curriculum that prepares them to be competitive for board seats and offers a supportive and ongoing community of peers. The program's faculty of highly successful women with board experience will work over 4 days to provide essential legal, regulatory, and operating knowledge, leadership coaching and advice to help you develop your own personalized action plan to seek and obtain a board directorship that aligns with your career goals.
Community and Ongoing Support:
Additionally, you will receive 4 hours of 1:1 coaching and be a part of an ongoing community to help you obtain your first or next board seat. After the program, you will have the chance to meet regularly with others from previous cohorts and Center staff for ongoing discussion and support, and learn from presentations by guest speakers. There is no additional cost involved for this "indefinite" support.

Here is what a past participant of the program says: Lori L. Harmon (Vice President of Global Cloud Sales & Customer Success - NetApp; Board Member - SiteLock and Aviso AI) "Graduating from the Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, Women's Corporate Board Readiness Program was a key step in preparing me for board service. The three key areas where I found the most value were"

  • Instruction from experienced board members on how to conduct one's self in a board room setting, differentiating between public and private boards
  • Providing key techniques for finding and landing a board seat.
  • Meeting a network of both instructions currently serving on boards and very accomplished women pursuing board seats.

Stage 4 Solutions referrals receive a 20% discount - please use code Stage4friends at the checkout.
To learn more about the course program and register, please click here


Leading with Love - A Business Case for Compassion Presented in a Four Part Series

A Business Case for Compassion: Leading with Love is a four-part interactive webinar series hosted at the Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley Executive Center. The series kicks off with a panel discussion, Breaking the Myths of Love and Business, featuring leadership experts Lybra Clemons, Laurel Donnellan, Jim Kouzes, and Chris Lowney and hosted by author of Love is Just Damn Good Business, Steve Farber. The panel discussion will be followed by individual sessions on being a love-driven leader and on how diversity and inclusion can be an act of love. Registration is available for the entire series or each session individually.


Love is Just Damn Good Business

September 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Presented by Steve Farber

When love is part of an organization's framework and operationalized in its culture, employees and customers feel genuinely valued and customers reciprocate by loving your products, your services, and your people. That's when you get brand loyalty. That's when you get raving fans, and that's where the money comes from. Drawing on his work with a wide variety of companies from the Fortune 100 to smaller, entrepreneurial ventures, Steve Farber shares proven strategies, inspiring case studies, and practical steps on how to build a corporate culture that operationalizes love as a significant competitive advantage.

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Inc. and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. Farber's most recent book, Love Is Just Damn Good Business, was listed by Book Authority as one of the top Business Strategy books for 2020.

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