may 2023

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmHer Seat at The TableWomen on Boards Series12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

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We hope you will join us for this sneak peek at our new Women On Boards series, which is part of our new Premium Membership- coming soon! You asked for it, and we are happy to deliver new leadership development resources. We’ve partnered with FranklinCovey, the world’s most trusted leadership company, to bring you FranklinCovey workshops and the exclusive FranklinCovey Access Pass, which includes 360° assessments, a weekly professional development newsletter, and all of FranklinCovey online course offerings as part of your annual Forté Premium Membership. We’ll have more details about this new opportunity in a few weeks, but for now, join us on May 5th for our first Women On Boards session.

Intrigued by the thought of being on a corporate board?   You are not alone.  In collaboration with the Forté Alumni Leadership Council, we are excited to bring to you a series of discussions and workshops which will help you better understand the steps you can take to claim your seat at the table.  Our series will kick off with a moderated discussion featuring one such woman who is widely considered one of the most powerful women in business, Marjorie Magner, who will share her story; as well as, advice about the actions you might want to take to work toward that board seat.

In the first two months of 2023, women gained 34 seats on the boards of S&P 500 companies, increasing the percentage of total women to 32.5%. Forté’s newest speaking series, Women on Boards, both highlights the stories of those in that 32.5% and helps direct the efforts and intentions of those who aspire to move that percentage even higher. As a segment of the Forté Premium Membership level, Women on Boards offers quarterly insights and encouragement for all who have dreamt of having a seat at the table.

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Marjorie MagnerMeet Marjorie Magner, Director, Ally Financial

Marjorie Magner was a founding member of Brysam Global Partners, a specialized private equity firm investing in financial services, and served as a partner from 2007 through December 2019. Prior to that, she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup. In this position, she was responsible for the company’s operations, serving consumers through retail banking, credit cards, and consumer finance. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Marge previously served on the board of Accenture plc from 2006 through January 2019, most recently as lead director, and also previously served on the board of TEGNA Inc. Marge currently serves as a member of the Brooklyn College Foundation and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Krannert School of Management, in addition to serving as a director of Ally Financial.

Asha AravindakshanInterviewed by Asha Aravindakshan, Author

Asha Aravindakshan (@dcasha) is the author of Skills: The Common Denominator, which highlights true stories of transferable skills for career success. Previously, she streamlined business operations to maximize accountability, growth, and strategic alignment for public and private stakeholders. She brings entrepreneurial agility with an unwavering commitment to amplifying impact. Asha serves on the Board of Directors for MIT Sloan Club of New York, the Alumni Leadership Council for the Forté Foundation, and as a Venture Partner for Verve Ventures. She’s presented at conferences in the Americas and is the recipient of awards on digital transformation and the future of work. Asha studied business at The George Washington University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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