The Board Game – How Smart Women become Corporate Directors
How to be intentional, unforgettable and strategic by leveraging your contacts to become a better leader and expand corporate board representation for women. In this session, you will learn:
– The ropes for how to get on a corporate board
– How to leverage strategic networks to your advantage
– What to say in your networking conversations
Come to this luncheon session to hear Betsy Berkheimer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards, who was WiPN’s featured speaker at the members-only event in April at the NAPA 401K SUMMIT.
Lunch will be served.
Note on parking: please park in Visitor Parking for 100 N Building (parking will be validated).
About our Speaker
In January 2018, Betsy Berkemer-Credaire became national CEO of a 501c3 national campaign called “2020 Women on Boards” dedicated to achieving 20% of the Russell 3000 public company board seats held by women, by the year 2020. She is also involved in related legislative efforts in California.
Author of the book “The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors,” with 10,000 copies in distribution nationally, Betsy reveals how 58 women directors found corporate board seats. For 17 years, Betsy chaired the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a global nonprofit network of women serving on public and private boards. She is a frequent keynote speaker throughout the U.S. and in Washington D.C.
Based in downtown Los Angeles, Betsy co-founded Berkhemer Clayton Inc. retained executive search 24 years ago with business partner Fred Clayton. The firm specializes in senior management Communications, Marketing and Finance searches for corporations, universities and large nonprofits. Client companies include Bank of America, GAP, Mattel, Toyota USA, Ross Stores, Southern California Gas Company, Sempra, Kaiser Permanente, Tournament of Roses, City of Hope, UCLA, USC, Chapman University, American Lung Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles, and more.
Since 2000, she has served on the statewide board of the National Association of Women Business Owners-California (NAWBO-CA), representing the issues and interests of 1.5 million women business owners in CA. She was previously on board of Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) for 25 years, and the advisory boards of Southern California Edison (SCE) and UCLA Medical Center.
Before going into retained executive search, Betsy owned a major public relations agency in downtown Los Angeles which was acquired by global firm Golin/Harris based in Chicago. She’s a graduate of UCLA. She and her husband Cris live in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles.