For Concierge Service members only. On the path to a board seat, whether talking to a board member, recruiter or just networking, your pitch – how you present yourself and the value you bring to a board, company or committee role – is critical to creating a strong and lasting impression. Every Athena member should be able speak a targeted pitch to these different audiences – naturally, confidently, succinctly. Join fellow Athena members to workshop and practice your pitches together, and receive the support and feedback you need to polish your delivery. Before we meet: please watch this Salon: https://learn.athenaalliance.com/courses/take/board-interviews-and-selection/lessons/15853293-pitch-practice-for-the-board-seeker-with-athena-coaches-nancy-sheppard-christy-abele and come with a prepared pitch. This content will provide the foundation you need to get the most out of this workshop. Member-guided: This is a gathering of fellow Athena members, allowing you to network and practice your pitch. We will place you in breakout rooms to facilitate your learning.
Nancy joined the Leadership Team of The Athena Alliance in February 2017. She founded Women2Boards in 2014 to assist women leaders on their path to a corporate boardroom. Her challenges and achievements in working in male-dominated environments inspires her passion to assist more women succeed in business and breakthrough the boardroom ceiling. Her past board and executive experience includes 20+ years as CEO and director, Western Independent Bankers, a founding board member for a bank services corporation, and a trustee for a workers’ self-insurance group. She was a member of the leadership team at the California Bankers Association and spent several years in Washington D.C.as legislative assistant on Capitol Hill. She was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Because of her leadership in the board diversity movement, she was asked to chair the 2020 Women on Boards San Francisco, National Discussion on Board Diversity for the past two years. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center which assists low-income women start and grow their own businesses. Nancy's role is Chief Board Journey Advisor for Aspiring Directors. She contributes to the communications strategy to accomplish the mission of accelerating boardroom gender diversity.
Community and Connection
Peer Review: Practice Your Board Pitch
Fri, Feb 26 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
Virtual (RSVP for link)