Pathways to

Corporate Boards

 

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Mission

The NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways to Corporate Boards Program equips, educates and positions high potential, diverse, business owners, executives, and leaders for corporate board leadership through mentorship and coaching.

Program Overview

 

The purpose of the NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways to Corporate Boards Program is to provide confidential and in-depth ideation, guidance, and thought-partnership to position outstanding business owners, corporate executives, and leaders for corporate board leadership. 

 

 

Qualified candidates will be selected for a six month, customized pathway development program with a seasoned corporate director. The program is not a training program, but a tailored mentorship program and entry point for understanding and accessing advanced corporate leadership opportunities. 

Interested business owners, executives, and leaders must apply for admission to this fee-based mentoring program. 
Each year, cohorts will have access to:

  • 1-on-1 guidance supported by a seasoned corporate director

  • Peer engagement and networking experiences supported by Corporate Directors

  • Assessment of Resume¬†

  • Individualized recommendations for training resources

  • Development of board statement and value proposition

  • Diverse decision-makers, influencers, and corporate board leaders

  • Strategic introductions

The Purpose of the NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways

 to Corporate Boards Program is to provide confidential and in-depth ideation, guidance, and thought-partnership to position outstanding business owners, executives, and leaders for corporate board leadership. 

Qualified candidates will be selected for a six month, customized pathway development program with a seasoned corporate director. The program is not a training program, but a tailored mentorship program and entry point for understanding and accessing advanced corporate leadership opportunities. 

Interested business owners, executives, and leaders must apply for admission to this fee-based mentoring program.

  • Each year, cohorts will have access to:

    • 1-on-1 guidance supported by a seasoned corporate director

    • Peer engagement and networking experiences supported by Corporate Directors

    • Assessment of Resume¬†

  • Individualized recommendations for training resources

  • Development of board statement and value proposition

  • Diverse decision-makers, influencers, and corporate board leaders

  • Strategic introductions

Application and Program Fees 


The application fee is $295 for NAWBO members and $495 for non-members. Upon selection, there is a $2,995 program cost for NAWBO-members, and $4,995 program cost for non-members.

 

Please note:

To access the NAWBO-member rate, applicants must be a NAWBO Supporting Member or Premier Member. See more information and fees to become a member here.

The application fee does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants can reapply for future cohorts if they wish. 

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Who should apply?

 

The  NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways to Corporate Boards Programs for experienced business owners, executives, and leaders who have previous knowledge of corporate boards and have started to network strategically for board opportunities. We encourage candidates to apply who have: 

 

  • Capability, time, resources, and commitment to serve on a corporate board¬†
  • Demonstrated commitment towards corporate board engagement through trainings or webinars¬†
  • Significant revenue or multimillion dollar P&L experience¬†
  • Financial acumen (Strongly Recommended)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience plus a deep knowledge and expertise in a specialty sought after by corporate boards
  • Engaged in driving the overall strategic direction of their organization
  • Time and commitment to attend NAWBO-CA Corporate Board Pathway meetings, networking opportunities, and capacity building Roundtables (an estimated 4-7 hours per month)
  • Time, commitment, and resources to pursue additional trainings as recommended by the Mentors (an estimated 3-8 hours per month, time commitment various depending on previous knowledge and need for training).
  • Capability, time, and commitment to take ownership of the process and your pathway to a board seat
  • If part of a large corporation, the support of their CEO or Board Chair to take part.

 

Contact Information

The program is run by voluntary Executive Directors, Renee Fraser and Schenae Rourk, and Program Coordinator, Arthur Brown. For questions and additional information, please email nawbo[email protected]¬†

NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways to

Corporate Boards Program Partners

 

Since its inception in 2020, the NAWBO-CA Education Fund Pathways program has made significant strides in advancing leaders for Boardroom opportunities. Thanks to the generous support and contributions from our founding funder, Southern California Edison (SCE), our program has equipped women with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to pursue board seats.

 

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