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Are You a Board-Ready Executive? Take These 10 Steps First

Executive coach and strategic advisor Amii Barnard-Bahn provides guidance on how executives can prepare for a board appointment: Start by following the 10 steps outlined here.

A lifelong diversity advocate, I testified in multiple legislative committees on the successful passage of California’s SB826, the first law in the U.S. requiring corporate boards to include women. This legislation was designed to create more access for diverse and qualified candidates for public boards. “More access” is important because the role of the board has become critical to the long-term health of a company and the protection of its shareholders and employees. Creating a larger pool of seasoned professionals to guide and govern our corporate institutions is paramount in a time of TeslaPapa John’sTheranos and CBS debacles.

A board search can take many years, so it’s never too early to evaluate and cultivate the skills and network you need to establish yourself as a viable candidate.

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