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About this event

__Who it's for:

CEOs, Founders, Board Directors, Experienced Board Directors

What you'll learn:

Join us in an intimate fireside chat with active board members to explore how boards organize and collaborate to address a growing number of dynamic business and societal interests, and how they work as a team and individuals to think beyond the Board Book, and beyond the 4 meetings a year. The modern board member and the modern board is part of an ecosystem of management and must operate with dynamism and good effect across the constant and evolving governance role they play.

Download your ebook here: Structure to Support a Dynamic Board Ebook

Experts

Linda Brewer President and Lead Strategist

Linda Y. Brewer is an executive, leader, and management advisor with over 25 years of experience in introducing, customizing, and integrating emerging business practices including sustainability and safety into large complex groups of stakeholders. Her experience includes:

Strategic organizational decision-making and the redesign of operational and support functions;Global operational change in the areas of Sustainability/Non-Technical Risks, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), and Climate Change; Global Fortune 500 companies and industries such as Power, Energy, Mining, Chemicals, Construction, Consulting, Government, Communication, and Technology; Single and multiple clients identifying new strategies to bridge global complex relationships (stakeholder, customer, shareholder, contractor, NGO's); Consortiums of multiple clients and stakeholders focused on advancing knowledge and application of specialty topics; and Multiple public and private sector stakeholders, aligning on clear implementable paths forward during significant challenge.

Linda serves on the North Slope Science Initiative’s Science Technology Advisory Panel, US Department of the Interior. She has presented to audiences at Harvard Business School, Slocan Business School, Colorado School of Mines, University of Michigan Business School, and industry and private multi-client conferences. She is the author of multiple articles on Sustainability, Non-Technical Risk, and Organizational Resilience and Regeneration. Linda received her BA in Anthropology from Harvard University.

Gavin Guest

Gavin is an experienced technology product and marketing leader, with executive management experience. He has a passion for building products that matter and marketing them to build value in a high-growth environment. He has lead product management, marketing, operations & software engineering teams in an agile environment for nearly a decade.

During this time, Gavin has launched over six successful products taking them from an idea to revenue generation. While managing the product roadmaps of a wide product portfolio, his products fueled growth leading to private equity investment, acquisitions, and ultimately exit.

Joyce Cacho President & Chief Executive Officer

Joyce is a combination leading-edge Operating Executive, and ‘nose-in-fingers-out’ Board member. Building on a C-suite career focused on P&L restructuring in banking and manufacturing, Joyce brings enterprise risk management (ERM), M&A, and ESG/Sustainability skills to the boardroom to grow companies. As the board chair, Sistema.Bio, Joyce is engaged in the energy-bio and technology innovation industries.

In addition to board director experience with Sunrise Banks, N.A., and
World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), Joyce served on the board of Land O’Lakes, Inc. — a Fortune 250 company.

Joyce contributes to systems change as a Governance expert and Leadership
Committee member of 2023 #GetOnBoard week, How Women Lead. As board trustee, College of the Atlantic (COA), Joyce works to support innovation in education. Service on the advisory boards of Competent Boards, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture keeps her engaged in shaping governance and innovation internationally, in both mature and emerging markets. Joyce holds a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation, and is a member of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Society – New York (professional). She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and was named to the 2021 list of Most Influential Black Executives by Savoy Magazine.

Donna Wells CEO

Donna Wells is a nationally recognized financial services and technology executive, a former software company CEO and US marketing leader for two Fortune 500 companies. She has served on seven corporate boards and is one of perhaps a dozen US women who has served as an independent director on the boards of public companies, multiple tech "Unicorns" and a successful top decile, tech-focused SPAC. She is a frequent speaker on issues relevant to public and private corporate governance, technology and financial services industry leadership and diversity, and digital innovation. She was named Board Director of the Year in 2021 by Women in Information Technology.

Ms. Wells currently serves on the boards of Walker & Dunlop (WD), one of the largest Commercial Real Estate finance companies in the US; Mitek Systems (MITK), a leading provider of digital identity software in the US and Europe; CWT Travel Holdings, the second largest business travel management platform worldwide; and Betterment, the digital wealth management innovator. She is an Audit Committee Financial Expert, and currently chairs a public Audit Committee and Nom/Gov Committee.

Ms. Wells holds degrees from Wharton and Stanford, and a Director Certification from the NACD. She teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford's Graduate School of business and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area

Hosts

Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

Key Details

The Structure to Support a Dynamic Board

Thu, Sep 22 @ 12:00pm PT (0.5 hrs)

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