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Episode from the podcastThe Career Rx Podcast for Doctors

#64 - Becoming a Corporate Board Director [Part 1]

Released Tuesday, 8th June 2021
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Interested in becoming a corporate board director, but confused about what experience you need to be a strong candidate? Do you want to join a corporate board but not sure how? 

If you’ve ever wondered about becoming a corporate board director, this episode is for you.
In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:
  • What a corporate board director actually does
  • The differences among types of boards and roles within them
  • How and why you would become a member of the board
Today, I have a special guest, Jean Rush, and we discuss becoming a director on a corporate board: what it is, why you'd want to do it, and how you'd get to do it. She’s a member of 8 boards and gives us an overview of board membership and what it takes to get a seat at the table.Subscribe for next week’s part 2 where we take a deeper dive into becoming a board director.
By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of the roles available on nonprofit and public boards, what categories of experience and skills you need to join a board, and how to lay the foundation to get a seat on the board!
“It’s not what you know or even who you know - it’s who knows you, and who thinks about you when opportunities arise” - Marjorie Stiegler

In this Episode: 
[1:05] Introducing guest Jean Rush - former healthcare executive 
[2:50] Being an attractive and competitive candidate for board service
[4:00] What can you bring to the board if you’re not a C-suite exec? Lots!
[5:50] Decide what you want from the board experience
[7:10] You’re a piece of the bigger puzzle - how to position yourself that way
[8:00] So, what exactly does a corporate board do? 
[12:30] “Eyes in and fingers out”
[13:15] Transferable skills for your your first board director role
[14:25] The networking opportunities that come with board memberships
[16:35] It's a service, but it’s not a volunteer job! Board member compensation
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