A Message from our Founder

I hope this newsletter finds you and your families safe, well, and enjoying a socially distanced summer. At Women in the Boardroom, we’ve continued our commitment to sharing antiracist and Coronavirus related resources. Below, you’ll find some useful content on racially diversifying the corporate boardroom as well as an informative addition to our Covid Q&A series.

Although these times may be challenging, we hope you find some comfort in knowing that the WIB works to keep you focused on your board journeys and well-prepared for the next steps in your professional development when the rest of the world may feel to be at a standstill.

- Sheila Ronning

VIP Member Spotlight

A big congratulations to Jeanine L Charlton, the Corporate winner of the 2020 ChicagoCIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.

We are proud to have you as a VIP member!

5 Easy Steps To Power Up Your LinkedIn Profile

As an executive level woman, you probably invest a significant amount of time and resources on making a good first impression and in your personal brand. Unfortunately, many professionals forget to apply this type of grooming to their digital presence

We are an organization built on referrals & we want to say thank you to the following WIBff for sharing the benefits of VIP Membership with senior-level executive women! Patricia J. Royak

Want to connect us to a woman looking to serve on a corporate board? Cc Sheila Ronning on an email introduction to them.

Upcoming Webinar

Date: September 17th
Topic: Board Special Committees & Investigations – In the Age of COVID-19

Our panel of experts will discuss when it may be appropriate to form a special board committee and/or conduct an investigation, how this should be done in the context of company bylaws, committee charters and applicable law and regulation, as well as some “best practices” that boards should consider.

Women in the Boardroom’s Antiracist Series: Maria Rivas

Writers at Women in the Boardroom had the opportunity to interview some WIB members to gain insight into their personal and professional experiences and knowledge about antiracism, diversity and inclusion, and equity in the boardroom and corporate settings. We wanted to learn more about what efforts they and their organizations are making to effect change for women and men of color within these organizations and/or how they’ve perceived these changes as women of color.