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Top Tips for Gaining Your Board Seat Webinar

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Do you have what it takes to become a board director?

Gaining a board seat requires careful planning and preparation to better position yourself for when board opportunities arise.

With executive search consultants responsible for conducting a large amount of board candidate searches, globally, if you are currently considering joining a board, there is no better source to gain an understanding of what makes an ideal candidate.

Register now for our complimentary webinar, Top Tips for Gaining Your Board Seat, and join our panel of expert executive search consultants as they share their knowledge and advice regarding how to gain a competitive edge and give valuable insight on the skills and experiences you should seek in order to get noticed and recruited for a board seat.

This webinar will cover:
  • How to adapt to and prepare for changes in the board room
  • How diversity issues are affecting the board room
  • What happens in the board recruitment process
  • How to develop a strategy to get a board seat
  • What are the current challenges and concerns for boards
  • What qualities are sought after in a board candidate
  • And more...

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Peter M. Felix, President, Association of Executive Search Consultants
Peter has been President of the worldwide Association of Executive Search Consultants, based in New York, since 1998. He is a former executive search consultant, who has had extensive experience in association management consulting and in industrial management. During his career in executive search, Peter specialize in senior international searches in a range of functions and industries. He practiced as a partner in search firms based in London, New York and Hong Kong.

jeanneSullivanJeanne M Sullivan, Special Advisor and Co-Founder, StarVest Partners
Over the past 20 years, as a founding principal of StarVest, Ms. Sullivan has served on the board of multiple private and two public companies, and has extensive experience creating 'go-to-market' plans for expansion stage companies. She was part of the founding group for the New York New Media Association Angel Investors Program, and is active with the Natural Resource Defense Council. Jeanne serves on the board of the New York Venture Capital Association and is a member of the Astia Board of Trustees. She is also active with Springboard, Women in Mobile, Womensphere, The Pipeline Fund, Golden Seeds and Women 2.0.Jeanne was recently cited by Forbes Magazine as one of the 'Women Changing the World' in her role as an influencer grooming the next generation of female VCs.

Lee Hanson, Vice Chairman and Partner, New York and San Francisco, Heidrick & Struggles
Lee is a senior member of the CEO/ Board of Directors practice, working with clients across a broad range of industries including financial services, industrial, consumer, professional services and technology. She has written articles for Directors and Boards magazines and spoken on numerous occasions on topics such as diversity on boards and the evolving profile of corporate directors. In addition to her executive search practice, Lee is the Chair of the firm's elected Global Partnership Council and served on the firm's inaugural Global Promotions Committee. In 2012, she received the John E. Struggles Award, a partner-nominated and selected award, given to the partner who most demonstrates the partnership commitment, client focus and personal integrity hallmarks of the firm.
Margaret Pederson, President, Amirexx
Margaret has extensive management experience, especially in the exhibition, conference and event market. She was previously President of Exhibitions, Penton Media; a North America organizer of market-leading events in the Municipal, Entertainment, Technology, Marketing, Health and Fitness, Medical, Industrial, and Wireles/ Mobile Radio markets and conferences-driven events. She is currently on the Board of Directors at Viad Corp, TextureMedia and Xamax Industries Inc. She is also currently on the Adisory Board for Women Corporate Directors and has previous experience on the Board of Directors and Chair of Board of Directors at SISO: Society of Independent Show Organizers.


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