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Broadening Corporate Board Diversity: Earning a Board Seat

May 21, 2020

This program will be held online.

This program is now FULL. We still welcome applications, but they will be placed on a wait list.

2020 Application (Updated)

This program is designed for women, people of color, and those who would add in other ways to diversity and who want to learn more about corporate board service. Topics include the job of a director, the skills needed and how to develop them, realistic approaches to advancing your candidacy for a board of directors' position, diverse directors in non-diverse settings, and evaluating companies and opportunities. Enrollment is limited and based upon application. For more information, contact Lissa Broome, 919.962.7066;

2020 Panelists:

  • Maryann Bruce, board of Amalgamated Bank, formerly boards of PNC Funds and PNC Advantage Funds; MBIA, Inc.; Atlanta Life Financial Group; Allianz Global Investors
  • Wendy Burden, board of Just Born, Inc.
  • Dorlisa Flur, boards of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.; Hibbett Sports, Inc.; and United States Cold Storage (USCS)
  • Kimberly Hoover, boards of Revere Bank, UPIC Health, LLC
  • Lloyd Johnson, boards of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.; AARP; and AARP Foundation
  • Alexander Lowry, Founder and Host, Boardroom Bound Podcast; boards of the Private Directors Association; and 2020 Women on Boards, Boston Chapter
  • Rebecca New, RSR Partners (In 2019, 94% of elected board candidates sourced by RSR were diverse)

Generously sponsored by:

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106
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