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June 15, 2021 28 min

Do you want to join a corporate board but not sure how? You know you can be a great candidate, but not sure how to get a foot in the boardroom?

If you’d like some expert guidance on exactly how to become a corporate board director, this episode with guest Jean Rush is for you.

In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:

  • What transferable skills to highlight on your board bio and how
  • The types of programs (formal and informal) available to help get your foot in the door
  • Where to find networking opportunities for joining a board
  • Today is the second part of How to Become A Corporate Board Director with our special guest, Jean Rush. Listen to part 1 here if you haven’t already. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. We talk about exactly how to get those positions on corporate boards that might be for publicly traded companies or private companies, as well as community boards or nonprofit boards. 

    By the end of this episode, you’ll have a detailed understanding of some specific action steps to go about planning your journey towards securing a spot on the board.

    “I think so many of us underappreciate our transferable skills, especially in medicine.” - Marjorie Stiegler


    In this Episode: 

    [1:30] Listen to Part 1 Here
    [2:35] There’s a board out there for you
    [3:20] Do you understand how your industry works?
    [5:15] This comes down to personal preference
    [6:30] Adding positions to your resume
    [8:30] About board bios and what information they need
    [10:00] You are not alone in this
    [12:15] A list of core transferable skills - do you have them?
    [14:00] Check out the offerings at big business schools
    [16:05] Explaining angel investment groups - Golden Seeds
    [18:30] There’s formal training out there, just for you
    [19:35] You’re going to need a network of contacts
    [21:55] The last piece of the puzzle - finding a fit for yourself
    [23:00] Is this company or organization something you believe in?
    [24:03] Time to start searching for information
    [25:05] Sharing is caring, just ask
    [26:16] Connect with Jean (links below)

    Links and Resources: 

    The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand

    Women Business Leaders www.wbl.org and www.wblboardprogram.org

    NACD: https://www.nacdonline.org/

    Jean Rush contact information: email me marjorie@marjoriestieglermd.com and I’ll put you in touch!

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