In Person

Athena On Board Program Workshop Series - Workshop 1: Laying the Groundwork & Mentor Matching

May 23, 2019
Event details
May 23, 2019
4:00 pm
San Diego, CA

Event summary

Athena is excited to relaunch its On Boards Program Series to help position executive women in STEM to land a board seat. As California public companies seek to comply with California’s legislative mandate to have at least one woman on their board of directors by 2019, Athena’s On Boards program aims to strategically empower more women seeking board placement. 

Workshop 1 will address fiduciary and other compliance responsibilities to consider before joining a board. Additionally, each executive will participate in a Mentor-Match workshop where you’ll be assigned a mentoring group to provide structured guidance and accountability in your boardroom journey. Athena’s dedicated mentors are executives from the San Diego business community with experience serving on public and private boards. 

Topics will include:
Diversity on boards
Director liability landscape
D&O Insurance
Indemnification agreements
Risks for public, private and non-profits
Director compensation

Karen Anderson – Partner, Cooley
Megan Arthur Schilling – Partner, Cooley
Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria – Partner, Cooley

This workshop series is designed for executive women with substantial experience at the VP level in finance, operations or at C-suite level. This is a three-part workshop series and attendees are required and incentivized to attend all three events. Workshop #2 is taking place on August 22 and workshop #3 is taking place in September 2019 (date TBD). 

To request an invitation, please email Jessica Simington with any questions.

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