In a “Women in Business” Roundtable at the University of Illinois College of Business last month sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, three prominent businesswomen from the Chicago, Illinois area (Doris Christopher, Ann Cresce and Jean Reagan) addressed the gender gap in corporate board rooms and provided suggestions for how women can increase their chances for getting in those board room seats.
The women shared a number of suggestions to help other businesswomen advance their careers (and obtain board positions) such as
- Gaining experience
- Joining groups that can help you such as Catalyst (www.Catalyst.org)
- Building your reputation as an expert and leader
- Learning the board process
You can follow the link to read the entire recap of the Women in Business Roundtable on the University of Illinois website. It’s very insightful and interesting to hear an insider’s perspective about life serving on a corporate board.
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