Northwestern University

Tue 11:00 AM

N.Wii Women's Webinar: Boardroom Bound

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   847.467.0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic



Catherine Sazdanoff, Strata Oncology
Carolyn Brougham, Women in BIO
Lisa Earnhardt, Intersect ENT
Amy Paller, Northwestern University

Who should attend:

Technology transfer professionals, faculty, inventors and students interested in serving on a corporate or scientific advisory board.

Course Description:

Have you ever wondered what it takes to participate on a corporate or scientific advisory board? This is an elusive subject to many, but it particularly affects women. Women hold just a small number of board seats (both Corporate and Scientific Advisory Boards). In 2015, the 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index of Fortune 1000 companies showed that 17.9% of corporate directors were women. That number drops to 10% for biotech companies. These numbers are disproportional when you consider that women comprise about half of the total U.S. workforce, hold half of all management positions, and are responsible for almost 80% of all consumer spending. Another longitudinal study including 500 companies, suggested that the percentage of women on SABs never exceeded 10.2% . In the meantime overwhelming evidence from various sources states that companies with more diversity at the highest levels see a higher return on investment overall. This FREE webinar will review best practices, existing programs and other efforts to demystify this process.

Attendees will learn:

How to navigate board participation
The requirements and qualifications of being on a board
The dos and don'ts of board participation
More about Scientific Advisory Boards

Registration Fees

This webinar is FREE. For AUTM members, click on the "Register here" link below and log into your account to register. For non-AUTM members, click on the "Register here" link below. First, create a free account on the AUTM website and then register for this webinar.


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