Board of Directors

Are you ready to pursue board service? My new book, All [A]board: Your Journey to Becoming a Corporate Director (available now on Amazon) is a practical beginners’ guide for anyone considering board service. I demystify the board journey process and provide examples of successful board member biographies and resumes. I also share actionable strategies and helpful worksheets that you can use today. After reading this book, you will be confident that corporate board service is within your reach — and be ready to pursue it!


 

Capturing The C-Suite’s Attention: 4 Ways To Be Heard At The C-Suite Table

Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

Corporate Board Services: Ask These Questions Now, Avoid Risk Later

This Is What Needs To Change About Corporate Board Service

All In The Family: Linda Mayer’s Guide To Family Business Boards

Is Government Board Service for You? Consider These 4 Key Benefits, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, April 26, 2018.

Is Government Board Service For You? Consider These 4 Key Benefits

It’s Not Just You: Opportunities For Women Are Rare

You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

All In the Family: Linda Mayer’s Guide to Family Business Boards, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, January 16, 2018.

Everything I Need To Know About Being On A Fortune 500 Board I Learned In 7th Grade

A Transformative Experience: Caroline Tsay on How Boards Can Learn and Thrive, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, September 22, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

5 Lessons From Board Service To Transform Your Strategic Approach

Getting on Board: Are Board Placement Services Right for You?, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, August 25, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Serena Williams and Star-Powered Boards, High Performance Counsel, July 17, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Stars: They’re Just Like Us (But On Boards)

Corporate Growth at Cisco — More than Numbers, High Performance Counsel, June 6, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Neha Sareen.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: A Look At Fortune 500 Diversity And Inclusion Policies

The Ugly Truth: Diversity in Fortune 500 Companies Unmasked, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, May 1, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Achieving Gender Parity: A Race Against Time, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, April 24, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

All [A]Board: Insights and Inspirations for Your Journey to and in the Boardroom, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

From The Courtroom To The Boardroom: Lawyers Belong On Boards, Not In Punchlines

Increasing Board Diversity: Strategies from Activist Investor Susan Baker of Trillium, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, April 10, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Lessons For Increasing Board And Corporate Diversity

Raising Your Profile to Get Board-Ready, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, March 23, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

4 Female Board Members to Celebrate on International Women’s Day, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, March 8, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Tick Tock: Can Corporate Boards Beat The Clock For Parity?

A Personalized Approach: Kim Clancy’s Simple Secret for Bringing Diversity into the Boardroom, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, February 20, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Incubator blogpost: The Building Blocks of Board Service: Determining if Board Service is Right for You, The CLUB Silicon Valley – An Incubator of Women Leaders, January 23, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

A Strategic Asset Board: Steve Walker Explains How the Board Can Engage With and Foster Forward-Thinking Strategy and Innovation, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, December 12, 2017, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

In-House Perspective: Management and Boards Must Think Like Activist Investors, JD Supra Perspectives, January 6, 2017.

Management and Boards Must Think Like Activist Investors, Programme EVE, Le Blog, December 20, 2016.

Diversifying the Boardroom: Mary Quazzo Discusses the Chief Legal Officer’s Role, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, December 12, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Incubator Blogpost: The Basics of Board Service: Sheila Ronning Demystifies the Fundamentals, The CLUB Silicon Valley – An Incubator of Women Leaders, November 23, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

From Making the Right Decisions to Asking the Right Questions: Linda Graebner Discusses Her Move from the C-Suite to the Boardroom, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, November 22, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Playing the Board Game: Tips for Networking Onto a Corporate Board, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, November 10, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Company leaders: Start thinking like activist investors, VentureBeat, November 1, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Sarah delos Santos.

The Power of Being in the Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, October 24, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

The Cybersecurity Dream Team: Steven R. Walker of the NACD Explains How to Approach Internal Auditing, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, October 12 2016, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

4 More: Adding Women to Corporate Boards Progress Toward Women Leadership Equity Goal, Take The Lead, October 6, 2016.

The Building Blocks of Board Service: Determining if Board Service is Right For You, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, October 5, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Life’s Work: How Aileen Casanave Pursues Her Passions, Grows as an Attorney, and Impacts Her Community Through Board Service, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, September 21, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Get the Board on Board: Fulfilling Cybersecurity Governance Duties, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, October 1, 2016, Olga V. Mack, Carly Alameda, and Alexa King.

A Different Kind of Board: Bret Magpiong Explains the Phenomenon of Family Boards of Advisors, September 6, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

The Basics of Board Service: Sheila Ronning Demystifies the Fundamentals, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, August 22, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Gender Equality: 4 Takeaways From the White House’s United State of Women Summit, California Lawyer, July 29, 2016.

Collective Silence Won’t Help Us Get Into the Boardroom, Women’s eNews, July 27, 2016.

Show’s Over: Moving Past Mad Men Policies to Gender Equity in The Workplace, Take The Lead, July 27, 2016.

Moving Companies Forward: How Michelle Wilson Applies Her Expertise in Growth Companies to Her Role on the Board, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, July 26, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

Here’s How to Reframe the Discussion of Women on Boards, Women’s eNews, July 14, 2016.

KQED Perspectives — The Glass Ceiling, KQED Radio, July 13, 2016.

Women Can Do Anything: Lessons from the White House’s United State of Women Summit, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, June 22, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Kacee Taylor.

Women Can Do Anything: Lessons from the White House’s United State of Women Summit, Ms. JD Blog, June 16, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Kacee Taylor.

Alexa King: A Self-Made Woman, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket June 8, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom.

Engaging the Board is First Step Toward Privacy Risk Management – Summit Preview, TRUSTe Privacy Blog, Olga V. Mack, Carly Alameda, K Royal, and Tom Widgery.

One Dino, Two Dino… 24 Fortune 500 Dinosaurs Left, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, May 25, 2016.

One Dino, Two Dino… 24 Fortune 500 Dinosaurs Left, Glassbreakers Blog, May 18, 2016.

No More “Good Girl” In the “Old Boys’ Club”: How my WTH Moment Sparked a Petition for Gender Equality, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, May 16, 2016.

How my “WTF” Moment Sparked a Petition for Gender Equality, Glassbreakers Blog, May 3, 2016.

How My “WTF” Moment Sparked a Petition for Gender Equality, Medium, May 1, 2016.

Incubator Blogpost: How my “WTF” Moment Sparked a Petition for Gender Equality, The CLUB Silicon Valley – An Incubator of Women Leaders, May 1, 2016.

Thriving Through Transformation: How PayPal’s Emily Ward Used Her Network and Values to Define a Year, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, April 25, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

A Strategic Pause: How Lauri Shanahan Successfully Transitioned to Full Time Board Service, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, March 22, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

The Good Versus Money Dichotomy: Why Lawyers Serving on and Advising For-Profit Boards Benefits the Lawyers, Companies, and Communities, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, February 15, 2016, Olga V. Mack and  Carly Alameda.

The Byzantine Complexities: Strategies for Lawyers to Join a Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, February 5, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.

A More “Authentic” Workplace: Gap Inc. Global General Counsel Michelle Banks on Working with Women, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket, January 13, 2016, Olga V. Mack and Carly Alameda.