Thursday, October 23, 2008

Becoming a Board Member, not for profits or private corps

Boardroom Bound is working to make sure the pipeline is filled with qualified men and women from all ethnicities for board service. Please consider attending one of their classes, located in venues across the USA.
The next class, in Los Angeles:

Do you want to pursue a paid BUSINESS Board position? Do you know what it takes to become a paid Corporate Board Director, or even a paid Advisory Board Member?

Boardroom Bound® is a national 501(c)(3) organization that prepares and promotes women and ethnically diverse men for corporate board service (private and public companies, including Advisory Boards). Boardology™ 400 – The Pipeline Seminar

November 13 & 14, 2008 Into the Pipeline - Preparing Independent, Diverse Director-Candidates for Board Service

Hosted by Foley & Lardner LLP 555 South Flower Street Suite 3500 downtown Los Angeles Register Online: QUESTIONS: Cindy Burrell 847-205-5334


Tami Phillips said...

Tami Phillips, VP of Development for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles said:

The Entrepreneurial Spirit is alive and well! With jobs being outsourced overseas and the lack of loyalty within corporate America, I truly believe those individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit or those who want to control their own destiny will create their own future by starting their own business.

Whether tomorrow’s workforce will become small business owners or end up working for corporate America, they will want to make a difference in the world we live in. The ability to volunteer for a local non-profit organization is a very attractive benefit for those now entering the workplace.

Marlee Miller said...

Got Suggestions on the Best NEW College Grads Job Opportunities?

Marlee Miller, COO at the Progressive Majority in New York Said

Politics. It is a high growth area but doesn't pay a lot. It is a great field for recent college grads because they get hands on experience in project managment, public speaking, fundraising, writing, and more. It is a tough field if you don't like to move around a lot, need to "nest" and want security, so that is why many young people are in it and get out by the time they reach their early 30s.

Nonprofits. It is getting harder and harder to raise money for nonprofit organizations. Funders look for "measurable results", which are often hard to report. Again, this is not a high paying industry but with staffs getting smaller and smaller, recent grads will be able to gain a wealth of hands on experience. If you are in either communications or fundraising, the prospects are good for always being able to find work wherever you want go.

Question Details:
Kindly give your input on where you see the jobs in the next five years. We invite YOUR thoughts on jobs! ed.

Cindy Burrell said..., 847-205-5334, Boardroom Bound says:

So many women and minorities "TALK the TALK" and do not "WALK" or do anything--to accelerate their capability of gaining a Corporate Board or Advisory Board to a company. My question to YOU the READER: What have YOU done to improve your OPPORTUNITY to be selected?? Boardroom Bound has proven success: 34 Board Appointments.
Take a STEP--and REGISTER: Corporate Board Candidate Training

Linda K. Bolliger said...


Thanks for mentioning our Boardology Pipeline Seminar coming up in LA November 13-14. We know preparing diverse, next generation business leaders to deliver quality governance in the corporate boardroom can help inoculate us from the kind of egregious business practices involved with the current housing mess. Check us out at