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Why Women Business Leaders Make Great Corporate Board Members

June 20, 2017
5:30 pm
- 8:30 pm

Proven Strategies to Navigate Your Career

Three years ago NAWBO-California was able to work with the California Legislature to secure a Resolution, voted on by the Legislators, urging all public companies to have three women on their corporate boards in three years.  We have not moved the needle much–yet.

Corporate boards are paid positions and give great credibility to women executives chosen for boards. Because of your experience operating and growing your businesses YOU might make an ideal board member.  Come to this presentation and find out more about how you can get involved on a board.

Betsy will provide three strategies to help you navigate your career toward corporate boards, even if the pursuit takes years.  Meanwhile, each can help propel others toward corporate boards.  It’s worth the time invested.

Betsy’s book “The Board Game–How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors” will be available on-site for $20 each, below the Amazon price of $25.  

Full dinner will be served. No host cash bar will be available.

Member and Guest of NAWBO Member: $50
Non-Member/General: $65

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Betsy Berkhemer -Credaire

Author of “The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors,” Betsy is CEO and co-founder of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., retained executive search. Her book “The Board Game” reveals how 58 women directors found their first corporate board seats.

Betsy chairs the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a global nonprofit network of women serving on public and private boards; and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Society for Corporate Governance. She has been keynote speaker throughout the U.S., and in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

She serves on the boards of the statewide National Association of Women Business Owners-California (NAWBO-CA), also Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) and was previously on the consumer advisory board at Southern California Edison (SCE), and UCLA Health Sciences Medical Center.

Based in downtown Los Angeles, Berkhemer Clayton was co-founded by Betsy 23 years ago with business partner Fred Clayton. The firm specializes in searches for Boards of Directors, also senior management of Corporate Communications, Finance and Investor Relations. Client companies include Bank of America, GAP, Mattel, Toyota, Ross Stores, Southern California Gas Company, Kia Motors, City of Hope, UCLA, USC and American Lung Association.

Before going into retained executive search, Betsy owned a major public relations agency which was acquired by global firm Golin/Harris based in Chicago. She graduated from UCLA. Betsy speaks conversational Spanish.

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June 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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