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For any board operating in the 21st century, cybersecurity is a key aspect of risk management.  We’re examining the needs that today’s boardroom has, as well as what the future of cybersecurity holds, as we welcome Larry Clinton to the show.    Larry Clinton literally wrote the book – books actually – on cyber risk management for corporate boards namely the Cyber Risk Handbook now available on 4 continents and in 5 languages. The Cyber Risk Handbooks were written in collaboration with organizations from around the world including the National Association of Corporate Directors, The European Conference of Directors Associations, The Japanese Federation of Businesses, and have been endorsed by the US DHS and DOJ, the German Federation Office of Information Security and the Organization of American States & others PWC has independently assessed the effectiveness of the Cyber Risk Handbooks and found that organizations that use them generate higher cybersecurity budgets, practice better risk management, have closer alignment between cybersecurity and overall organizational goals, and develop a stronger culture of security. Mr. Clinton is also the principle author of the Cyber Security Social Contract whose public policy recommendations have been endorsed by the House GOP Task Force on Cyber Security, President Obama’s Executive Order 13636 on Cybersecurity, and the recently released bipartisan Solarium Commission on Cybersecurity and National Defense. Mr. Clinton teaches a course in cybersecurity at the Wharton School, has testified before Congress on many occasions, has briefed the NATO Cyber Risk Center of Excellence in Estonia and has been featured on virtually all major media outlets from Fox News to NPR to WSJ to CBS to all the major cable outlets including MTV in India   In today’s episode, Larry shares his extensive expertise on the subject of appropriately identifying and managing cybersecurity risks. As this subject becomes more and more imperative to consider, you won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound.     Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.        
The boardroom is ever-changing, but it is imperative to remember the foundations. We’re unpacking the reality of the boardroom today as well as what is to come for the future, as we welcome Ellen Richstone to the show.        Ellen Richstone is a former Fortune 500 CFO, former CEO of a private company, current full time Board Director. Her public board experience started in 2003 and since then the companies have ranged in size from micro-cap up to S&P 500. She is also on the Board of NACD New England. She is an experienced Audit Committee Chair, with expertise also in Technology, Manufacturing, Global Business, and M&A.     In today’s episode, Ellen shares her impressive experience in serving in C-Suite and boardroom roles. She also gives advice on securing and thriving in director roles, as well as what is to come for the future of the boardroom. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.        
Unique perspectives are the key for organizations to innovate. In today’s episode, we discuss the evolution of diversity in the boardroom and the impact that will result, as we welcome Charlie Beasley to the show.     Charlie is a London-based consultant at the global executive search and leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder where he is a part of the Global Board practice in addition to his work advising clients across the consumer sector and with professionals focused on corporate reputation – from communications to legal, risk and regulatory. Having grown up in Australia, Charlie joined Egon Zehnder following a career as an antitrust lawyer, working in corporate affairs in the retail sector and after 5 years as the Chief of Staff at the global law firm Linklaters. Charlie is a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s LGBTQ+ and allies community ez+ and is playing a key role in driving Egon Zehnder’s efforts to increase both visible and non-visible diversity on Boards and in senior leadership positions around the world. At the heart of this is helping senior leaders “bring to life” the significant leadership strengths they bring to organizations that are linked to their diverse identity and experience.     In today’s episode, Charlie shares his experience finding the perfect board members while at Egon Zehnder. He also weighs in on how diversity and inclusion are evolving in the boardroom and the key ways that organizations are benefitting from it. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound.   Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Strong boards create strong organizations. The resources for new directors are now present and available more than ever. We examine exactly what to do and where to go on today’s episode as we welcome Alan Aldworth to the show.   Alan Aldworth was appointed as President and CEO of the Private Directors Association in January of 2021. Previously he was the founder and President of the Houston Chapter of the organization. Alan served as the CEO of ProQuest Company, a publicly-traded technology company, and as CFO for Tribune Publishing Company. He founded the Education and New Media division of Tribune Company and led it until its sale to McGraw Hill. He has served on over a dozen boards including public companies, private companies, venture-backed early-stage companies, and not-for-profit organizations. Alan received an undergraduate degree in commerce and accounting from DePaul University and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.   In today’s episode, Alan opens up about his experience founding a chapter of the Public Directors Association, before taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He also discusses with us how Covid-19 has impacted the availability and popularity of resources for current and aspiring directors. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
The boardroom over the last decade has seen strides of growth in regard to the role played by board directors. A once ceremonial role has now evolved to include both a leadership aspect and a fiduciary obligation. We examine this evolution on today’s episode as we welcome Mike Useem to the show.   Michael is Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of the forthcoming, The Edge: How Ten CEOs Learned to Lead – and the Lessons for Us All (2021). Mike is co-anchor for a weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School.   In today’s episode, we learn from Mike’s experience teaching at the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School while he also discusses with us how the roles of board directors have evolved over the years and now carry much more significance than in years past. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.
When pursuing a board role it can be incredibly advantageous to have diversity in your background. Diversity of experience can demonstrate a handful of strengths, most notably the ability to learn, adapt and execute – three incredibly sought-after skills in today’s boardrooms. To chat about her diverse experiences and how they helped propel her into the boardroom we welcome Maryann Bruce to the Boardroom Bound Podcast! Maryann is an experienced independent director and Former Fortune 100 Division President & CEO with expertise in strategy, sales and marketing, and product management and development. The breadth and depth of her experience come from serving in executive and board leadership positions for start-ups and firms of various sizes and organizational structures.  Maryann is currently a corporate director of Amalgamated Bank (Nasdaq: AMAL) and the Chair of the Board of Wrestle Like A Girl. Previously she was an independent director of MBIA and Atlanta Life Financial Group, a mutual fund trustee of Allianz Global Investors and PNC funds, as well as a board member of NACD’s Carolinas’ Chapter and the C200 Foundation. In acknowledgment of her leadership and expertise, Maryann was honored by Directors & Boards as one of 20 accomplished female board members in Directors to Watch and US Banker named her one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” for her business vision, personal excellence, and professional integrity. In today’s episode, we hear from Maryann about her experiences in the boardroom as she shares valuable lessons she’s learned throughout her award winning career. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.    Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Boardroom excellence can come in many forms and to an untrained eye may even go unnoticed. Being an excellent board director takes a lot of preparation and behind-the-scenes efforts which is often not seen by most. To speak on true boardroom excellence, we welcome an award-winning director, Graciela Monteagudo. Graciela is an experienced independent board member at Fortune 1000 Public and Private Equity backed companies with experience in Nominating & Governance (Chair), Audit/Finance and Compensation Committees. She was recently listed in Hispanic Executive Magazine’s 2020 Best of the Boardroom and currently sits as an independent board director at WD-40 and sits as chair of the nominating and governance committee at ACCO Brands. In today’s episode, we hear from Graciela and learn from her experiences in the boardroom. She gives us insight into what it means to be an excellent directr. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!     Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
There are two aspects to being a great board director that individually are good but in concert can be an incredible asset to any boardroom. Great strategy is paramount to any board or company’s success, but phenomenal execution is what really can elevate leadership to another level of excellence. To discuss these ideas we welcome Shannon Gordon to the Boardroom Bound Podcast. Shannon is CEO of theBoardlist, a curated talent marketplace that connects highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards. She also has experience as an advisor to various companies and startups on supply chain, sales and marketing, and fundraising. In today’s episode, we hear from Shannon and learn from her experiences surrounding strategy and execution. She shares some timeless boardroom truths and leverages her experiences leading. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Want to join a board but stymied by the process?  Looking for direction while navigating your path to the boardroom? Look no further than Patina Solutions. Join me as I host a webinar on February 9th for Patina about securing your first board seat.  Participants will receive a strategic, customizable roadmap after the event. It’s a tool to help you break into the boardroom by mapping your way toward your first public or private company board seat.  Learn more at bit.ly/BoardSeat    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.      
As an up and coming board director – one of your greatest assets is knowledge and preparation. A difficult part of that preparation is identifying and understanding ongoing boardroom and corporate governance trends. That’s the topic of today’s episode, and to help us fully understand what the future of the boardroom looks like we’re welcoming Darla Stuckey to the show! Darla Stuckey is the President and CEO of Society for Corporate Governance, a non-profit organization geared toward dealing with public disclosure under the securities laws and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and the annual meeting of shareholders and shareholder relations, particularly with large institutional owners. In today’s episode, we hear from Darla about the lessons she’s learned throughout her time in corporate governance and also hear about her experiences leading the Society for Corporate Governance. You won’t want to miss out on this episode of Boardroom Bound! Click here to listen now!    Be sure to follow the Society for Corporate Governance on... Twitter: @Society4CorpGov Facebook: @societycorpgov     A Note from our Sponsor… Want to join a board but stymied by the process?  Looking for direction while navigating your path to the boardroom? Look no further than Patina Solutions. Join me as I host a webinar on February 9th for Patina about securing your first board seat.  Participants will receive a strategic, customizable roadmap after the event. It’s a tool to help you break into the boardroom by mapping your way toward your first public or private company board seat.  Learn more at bit.ly/BoardSeat    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
One of the greatest favors you can do for yourself on your journey to the boardroom is becoming an expert on personal branding. Learning how to effectively network and put yourself out there can be an incredible benefit when pushing to get your foot in the door of the boardroom. It can be a difficult skill to learn, but made easier with a great teacher like Alyssa Gelbard. Alyssa is founder and CEO of Point Road Group, a global personal branding firm that helps companies make better brand impressions through their people. She helps to strengthen the virtual presence of employees so they’re more effective in their jobs. In today’s episode, we hear from Alyssa about the lessons she’s learned about personal branding and even some stories from her time helping up and coming executives with personal branding for a board search. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound! Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Want to join a board but stymied by the process?  Looking for direction while navigating your path to the boardroom? Look no further than Patina Solutions. Join me as I host a webinar on February 9th for Patina about securing your first board seat.  Participants will receive a strategic, customizable roadmap after the event. It’s a tool to help you break into the boardroom by mapping your way toward your first public or private company board seat.  Learn more at bit.ly/BoardSeat    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Finding your place in the boardroom can be a daunting task. Even more difficult, directing through times of adversity. Today’s episode focuses on how to excel in the boardroom under these pressures and in times when things are everything but business as usual with our guest Thomas Bakewell.   Tom is an advisor to CEO’s and Boards on strategy, growth, governance, and transformation. His specialty is advising CEOs and boards facing challenging situations, during times of transition and especially when it’s not business as usual. He has led over 100 organizations nationwide to improved governance, operations and finance. He is also the author of Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table: The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective Directorship. In today’s episode, we hear from an expert on leading through challenging times and hear from a seasoned veteran on governance and effective directorship. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
On the Boardroom Bound Podcast we’ve constantly preached the benefits of diversity of thought, leadership, gender, age and more in the boardroom. Typically, boards look for that ‘great fit’ to join their team but it’s becoming ever more common for boardrooms to disrupt that pattern by seeking out diversity. In today’s episode, we welcome Diane Paddison. Diane Currently serves as an independent director for the Stan Johnson Company. Diane is also the Founder of 4Word, a not-for-profit serving professional Christian women. She is also the author of Work, Love, Pray, a book aimed at providing practical mentoring for Christian women in the workplace. Diane shares her perspective on the increase in gender diversity in the boardroom while also sharing tips, tactics and strategies she’s picked up along her own boardroom journey. You won’t want to miss out on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!  Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance, you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.    
It’s one thing to land a board seat, but it’s another to master your personal leadership growth while in this role. It’s imperative to take each role as an opportunity to grow as a director and to make the most out of each opportunity you’re awarded. Today’s guest teaches us just how he’s been able to accomplish this and how he intentionally seeks growth and development in his roles. In today’s episode, we welcome Jim Crocker (@jimcrocker). Jim is a governance consultant, speaker, writer and facilitator for public, private, and not-for-profit boards in the US and Canada. He operates with a focus on governance effectiveness and board strategy and execution with expertise in healthcare, education, research and software and currently serves as Chair of Boardroom Metrics. Jim shares stories and strategies from his long career in the C-Suite and the Boardroom to help us learn how to become better leaders and make the most of our roles. You won’t want to miss out on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance, you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.    Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
One of the largest challenges for new and aspiring board directors can be understanding how to properly prepare for meetings so that you and your cohort get the most out of your limited time together. Although seemingly trivial, this is a huge part of being a great director and a skill that must be practiced and mastered through experience. In today’s episode, we welcome Scott Baldwin to the Boardroom Bound Podcast. Scott is an entrepreneur, certified board director, and co-founder of DirectorPrep.com, an online resource hub for board directors to prepare for meetings so they can contribute, collaborate, and influence decisions. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Manitoba Arts Council, Chair of MAC’s Finance and Audit Committee and Chair of MAC’s investment sub-committee. Scott works tirelessly to help support fellow board members in their work to think ahead strategically and is a leader in this space. You won’t want to miss out on this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance, you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler.    
As you continue to probe your way through the process of landing your first board role finding mentors and hearing their stories, successes, and failures can be some of the most valuable knowledge you run into. Today’s guest takes us through her journey to the C-suite and eventually to the boardroom while also sharing her successes, failures and everything in between. In today’s episode, we welcome Jennifer Wolfe to the Boardroom Bound Podcast. Jennifer is the CEO of Dot Brand 360, a digital agency and registrar, and has also invested in and served on the boards of technology start-ups. She also is widely recognized for being the first woman to serve as President of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Capital Association. She is one of the top global three hundred intellectual-property strategists by IAM Magazine and is a graduate of the Direct Women Institute. I’m so excited to welcome such a decorated guest and can’t wait to share this episode with you! Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
The boardroom has seen such an evolution over the past 20 years alone. It’s imperative to constantly be aware of ongoing trends in corporate governance and to strategically position yourself as a director to fully benefit from these trends, which include greater amounts of inclusion, diversity and innovation. In today’s episode, we welcome Ann Cairns, an expert on these trends. Ann boasts years of experience in the boardroom. She currently holds positions as Executive Vice Chair of Mastercard, Global Chair of the 30% Club, Board Chair of the Intercontinental Exchange and Board Chair of the Financial Alliance for Women. She also previously was a Non-Executive Director with AstraZeneca and has had years of experience as a c-suite executive. I’m so excited to welcome such an experienced director to discuss her experiences and share with you the lessons she’s learned throughout her extensive career! Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Risk assessment in the boardroom is vital to the success of a company and its board. Mishandling of risk can lead to any number of compliance and regulatory issues as well as operational issues within your organization. This is why it’s vital to recognize the signs of poor risk management and to understand the best practices behind risk mitigation. In today’s episode, we welcome Martha Cummings to the Boardroom Bound Podcast. Martha is a global executive with a unique mix of expertise in strategy, regulatory supervision, compliance, risk management, investment banking, client development and business transformation. Martha helps shed some light on best practices behind risk management and sheds some light on key financial services performance drivers. I’m so excited to share this episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Today’s 100th Episode Special features some of the top tips, tactics and strategies from our first 100 episodes. We recap some of the best conversations we’ve had with early guests like Mark Pfister, CEO and Chief Board Consultant of Pfister Strategy, Betsy Atkins, CEO of Baja Corp. and Board Member at Jamf, and Peter Gleason, CEO of the NACD. You won’t want to miss the conversations with others like Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director of the Diligent Institute and Co-Host of The Corporate Director Podcast for Diligent Corporation, Martha Josephson, Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder, and Julie Daum, Partner and Co-Practice Leader of the Board and CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart. Also featured on this special edition episode are minds like Paul Smith, founder of the Future Directors Institute and author of Right Seat Right Table, Sheila Ronning, Founder of Women in the Boardroom, and Matthew Roberts, CEO of In Touch Networks and CEO of RTC Leadership and Coaching. I’m also excited to share with you some of the brightest minds making a push for women in our boardrooms with guests like Coco Brown, Founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance and Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards.   In today’s episode, we take a look back at some of the highlights of Boardroom Bound’s first 100 episodes. Enjoy this special edition episode, and here’s to 100 more!   Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
In the boardroom we have to ask how we establish value and assist in generating a prosperous board, but how can you lead a team of board directors through the study of corporate governance? We answer this question and discuss the five most important factors in becoming an effective board member with today’s podcast guest, Cynthia Clark. In today’s episode, we have an amazing conversation with corporate governance speaker, author, and professor Cynthia Clark as we dive into not only how to establish yourself in a boardroom, but also the five most important aspects of board directing. Having worked at Bentley University and  sitting as director of the Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance, Cynthia has decades of experience she gracefully shares with us. We thank her for sharing her knowledge appearing on today’s episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Join thousands of senior-level executives, business leaders, and influencers from around the world in hearing from global thought leaders on how to position your path to the boardroom. Across a month of learning you can participate in up to ~50 events where you’ll hear from some of the most distinguished and insightful board directors in the world.  Each event also include breakout rooms for training and small groups discussions about how to advance your individual path to the boardroom. For example, join me on November 18th to hear from an incredible panel of five directors and then stay to participate in world class coaching and training.   You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2020wobBoston Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
There’s not one set background required to make it in the boardroom. In fact, directors come from an incredibly diverse pool of ethnic, cultural, and career backgrounds. Today, we examine a director hailing from a military background and in what ways he leveraged his experiences. In today’s episode, we explore the life of Michael Montelongo who began his career by attending a military academy and growing at a rapid rate, advancing through military ranks and serving the country proudly for 20 years. He quickly advanced to Harvard Business School and then served as the CFO for the Air Force for several years. Now he’s serving on over eight boards and we’re so excited for him to share his knowledge and experience with us. We dive into this and more, on today’s episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Join thousands of senior-level executives, business leaders, and influencers from around the world in hearing from global thought leaders on how to position your path to the boardroom. Across a month of learning you can participate in up to ~50 events where you’ll hear from some of the most distinguished and insightful board directors in the world.  Each event also include breakout rooms for training and small groups discussions about how to advance your individual path to the boardroom. For example, join me on November 18th to hear from an incredible panel of five directors and then stay to participate in world class coaching and training.   You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2020wobBoston   Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
Hard work and exposure are two keys to kick starting your board journey. Today, we discuss how being readily helpful and ambitious are underrated, but incredibly effective. We discuss your potential future serving a boardroom and also how to manage crisis in a boardroom with Howard Brownstein.   In today’s episode, we dive into the world of crisis management in the boardroom and the essential factors you should consider when searching for a board career. Having served as president of Brownstein corp. for 11 years, having been with the NACD for 5 years and many other career experiences, Howard Brownstein has been able to prosper amongst and help build many boards. He talks with us today about crisis management, an essential piece to his career and more, on Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Join thousands of senior-level executives, business leaders, and influencers from around the world in hearing from global thought leaders on how to position your path to the boardroom. Across a month of learning you can participate in up to ~50 events where you’ll hear from some of the most distinguished and insightful board directors in the world.  Each event also include breakout rooms for training and small groups discussions about how to advance your individual path to the boardroom. For example, join me on November 18th to hear from an incredible panel of five directors and then stay to participate in world class coaching and training.   You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2020wobBoston   Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
With a primary focus on growing the percentage of women serving in the boardroom, we discuss what a truly diverse group of individuals can bring to the boardroom. Equal representation often equates to new ideas. Growing the number of women in boardrooms and continuing the push for equality in the business world is a huge aspect of Betsy Berkhemer-Crediare’s mission, and we welcome her to Boardroom Bound to discuss this and more.   In today’s episode, we talk with Betsy Berkhemer-Crediare who currently sits as CEO of Women On Boards and has made tremendous progress in the effort to diversify boardrooms around the world. We discuss how she has managed to lead a team developing a method for employing women in high ranking positions and what impacts she’s seen in today’s boardrooms on today’s episode of Boardroom Bound. Click here to listen now!    A Note from our Sponsor… Join thousands of senior-level executives, business leaders, and influencers from around the world in hearing from global thought leaders on how to position your path to the boardroom. Across a month of learning you can participate in up to ~50 events where you’ll hear from some of the most distinguished and insightful board directors in the world.  Each event also include breakout rooms for training and small groups discussions about how to advance your individual path to the boardroom. For example, join me on November 18th to hear from an incredible panel of five directors and then stay to participate in world class coaching and training.   You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2020wobBoston   Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.  Let's Get Social!  I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I'm most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!) This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Alexander Lowry
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 3rd, 2019
Latest Episode
Apr 14th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
123
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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