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Corporate Board Preparedness Series Session #1: Defining Your Value to a For-Profit Board, Thursday, September 29, 2022 (Zoom)
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM EST
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Corporate Board Preparedness Series (session 1 & 2)

Session #1: Defining Your Value to a For-Profit Board 

 Thursday, September 29, 2022

Presented by The Corporate Board Committee 


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time: 4:45 - 6:30pm

Login and networking: 4:45

Program and Q&A 5:00 - 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting
You will receive the dial-in information when you register 

Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: $35

Register no later than:
Wednesday, September 28, 2022


While you cannot directly apply for a board seat, you can let it be widely known that you are interested in board service. This will require you to be able to clearly articulate what you bring to a board and specifically what differentiates your board qualifications from the many other business professionals seeking to serve on boards.

Many well-qualified potential board members struggle to translate their experience and expertise into what boards are looking for. Join us for an interactive discussion to learn the dos and don’ts about how to create a compelling board bio and elevator pitch to differentiate yourself from others. In this Zoom session, Ellen Richstone and Pat Flynn will discuss the differences between a corporate board bio and a mutual fund bio as well as tips to enhance your elevator pitch. For this session, you will want to have a draft of your board bio so you can reference it in our discussions.

Space for this program is limited to 25.  


Patricia M. Flynn is Professor of Economics & Management at Bentley University, where she also served as Dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business for ten years.   She has served on corporate and mutual fund boards for over 25 years.  She currently serves on the Columbia Funds board with assets under management of over $300 billion.  Previously she served on three bank boards, twice as the first woman on the board.  Pat has been co-author of The Boston Club’s annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies since its launch in 2003.





Ellen B. Richstone has been on Boards for over 18 years. Her board experience ranges from micro caps up to S&P 500 in size).   Her operating background is as a former Fortune 500 CFO and former CEO of a private company.  She is currently on the board of three public companies.

Ellen’s value adds to Boards:  Financial Expert; Technology and Manufacturing; Global Business and M&A.

Ellen is also on the Board of National Association of Corporate Directors (New England) and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the highest governance level from NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).  She also received the first annual Distinguished Director Award from the American College of Corporate Directors, comprising 1700 public company directors nationwide.



Reg and School St Members: No Charge*
Associate Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35

Click here to register for this event!

* PLEASE NOTE:  For this event, reservations and cancellations will be accepted until 4:00pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2022



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