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The Path to the Boardroom

A practical guide to landing your first corporate board seat


Your journey starts here.

The Path to the Boardroom is a three-part series of Executive Briefings designed to help first-time aspirants for a board seat negotiate the difficult route to success.

Drawing on our work with 600+ boards annually, we created a real-world guide to help you find your first corporate directorship. From starting your search, to interviewing for a directorship, to getting off to a good start as a new board member, this guide will prepare you to confidently take a seat at the boardroom table.

The Opportunities to Serve

Finding a board seat is akin to a job search. It takes time and effort to find the right fit, and there are more qualified candidates than there are board seats. But more opportunities are becoming available. 

  • 428 new directors elected to S&P 500 boards in 2018--the largest number of new directors since 2004

  • 65% of directors named to bards in 2018 were not C-suite executives

 

Read the full three-step guide to landing your first corporate board seat.

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