Join Emily Chiu, Daphne Jones, and Angela Brock-Kyle to discuss the challenges, courage, and confidence it takes to walk into a new board position. We invite audience members to draw from their own personal experience as we engage in an honest conversation of what it feels like to be "on the outside looking in" and how you found your voice and strength in the process.
Angela is the Founder and CEO of B.O.A.R.D.S., a private, integrity-based board governance advisory service enriching board assessments, strategic skill alignment, and risk management activities for companies facing crises and/or growth opportunities. Angela is a recognized corporate governance expert drawing upon her experiences as an institutional investor for TIAA. She became a leading asset management intrapreneur and risk management leader during her 25 years with TIAA, a Fortune 100 firm and respected governance leader. She has been recognized by the NACD as a Leading Director and worked with the NACD to develop its Director Certification. Angela serves on the board of Hunt Companies, Inc., a global real estate and infrastructure asset manager; Guggenheim Funds, a mutual funds complex; and Bowhead Insurance GP, LLC, a specialty lines insurtech firm. Until it was acquired at a 40% premium, Angela served as audit chair for Infinity Property & Casualty, a NASDAQ company. She has contributed thought leadership to Directors and Boards, NACD forums, NASDAQ Governance Clearing House, Inside America’s Boardrooms, C-Suite Magazine, and Diligent Institute. Angela received her JD/MBA from University of California, Los Angeles and is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the International Women’s Forum.
Daphne E. Jones is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in general management & in implementing digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of business experience and serving in executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she served as: SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO. She ran IT for $13B GE Healthcare businesses of Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and Global Services. Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT Executive followed by her role as a Corporate Officer, SVP & CIO at Hospira, Inc. a $5B global pharmaceutical and infusion technology company. At Hospira, she was accountable for all aspects of Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital & analytics technology. A driver of change acceleration and leadership development, her career has been spent using digital technologies to transform business models, distribution channels and products. Her latter career days were spent helping shape and implement the business transformation strategy to help companies win in digital with focus on customer centricity & employee productivity. Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp, and is on the Audit, Nominating/Governance & Compensation committees. She is the recipient of the University of West Indies’ Luminary Award, was named one of Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council, and was Computerworld Premier 100 CIO. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Accenture Cybersecurity Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), and Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Daphne’s contemporary experience and thought-leadership helps drive innovation globally; enabling business transformation across major industries. Daphne’s 1st book for corporate leaders will be published by McGraw Hill in mid 2022. Her journey & learnings of how to go from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker, executive coach & now, author.
Emily Chiu is a Silicon Valley technology executive and digital business strategist. She has spent the past decades creating growth strategies and billions in enterprise value by building, acquiring, and transforming businesses through technology. As the Managing Principal overseeing consumer innovation at Square, Emily has built groundbreaking products in highly regulated industries and is an inventor with multiple patents pending. She offers leadership and oversight on transformative strategies from M&A and strategic partnerships to new digital businesses. Her blended startup and public company experiences cover multiple industries (FinTech, EdTech, omnichannel commerce, emerging technologies) with a focus on reimagining categories and creating delightful customer experiences. Emily’s expertise enables companies to navigate the complexity of building and scaling digital businesses. Her board roles span non-profit, startup, and public companies. Emily serves on several boards. At Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE: BNED), she provides leadership and oversight on the Corporate Governance & Nominating and Audit Committees. She advises BNED on its digital transformation: shifting from physical retail to omnichannel and building direct-to-consumer digital products for Gen Z. Since 2016, Emily has served on the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, and Executive Committee for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). CCL is a top-ranked provider of executive education that has advised over 2/3 of the Fortune 1000 and serves 85,000 leaders across 160 countries. Emily also advises a number of technology startups and serves on the Advisory Board of Kenzie Academy, a venture-backed startup that is reskilling the U.S. workforce for tech careers of the future. At Square (NYSE: SQ) Emily is the Managing Principal of Strategic Development for Cash App, a neo-banking platform that provides easy ways for individuals and businesses to manage assets. During Emily’s tenure, Cash App grew from 5 million to over 35 million monthly transacting customers, became the #1 free finance app in the U.S., and a Top 10 most downloaded mobile app in 2020. This drove Square’s market cap from $20 billion to over $100 billion in under 4 years. Since 2017, Emily has overseen the strategy and development of next-gen digital products and businesses at Square. She spearheaded the launch of Cash App’s investing business, led the commercialization of its consumer lending business, and has been involved in its cryptocurrency initiatives. She drove the acquisition of Cash App’s artificial intelligence platform and the acquisition that empowered Square’s sellers to transition from offline commerce to omni-channel businesses. Emily’s journey in digital content began in 2010, when she joined TEDx San Francisco as its Head of Operations. While her prior professional experiences focused on maximizing financial outcomes for businesses with physical operations, at TEDxSF Emily saw the exponential impact of distributing engaging content on a digital platform. This enabled some of TEDxSF’s speakers to achieve 40 million views, a scale previously unthinkable. With a vision for transforming education, Emily joined the founding team of UniversityNow, a startup with the mission of making a college degree affordable and accessible to all. From 2011 to 2015, Emily led commercial operations encompassing go-to-market strategy, enterprise sales, corporate and business development, and strategic product initiatives. Emily’s efforts resulted in raising $42 million in venture capital, scaling the platform to serve students worldwide, and achieving recognition as a “breakthrough model in college completion” from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Confidence in the Boardroom
Wed, Jun 30 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
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