Hosted by Directors & Boards
Cassandra Kelly spoke at a webinar on ways to improve the progress and the trajectory of women directors, hosted by Directors & Boards. The annual discussion features four women directors who have been nominated as a Director to Watch, recognizing ‘professionals who have contributed to and will continue to expand ongoing dialogue on board best practices and corporate governance excellence’. This year, speakers included Cassandra Kelly, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, Brenda D. Newberry, and Beth Stewart. The discussion was moderated by Directors & Boards editor Jim Kristie.
Cassandra commented: “If you’re trying to get the very best thinkers around any table and you’re only recruiting from 50% of the gene pool, this is an illogical starting point. You can be certain you’re not getting the best if you’re not selecting from the whole field.”
Cassandra’s view on important points to consider if you are interested in a board position: