september 2023

19sep12:00 pm1:00 pmJoining a Non-Profit BoardWomen on Boards Series12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

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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, 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.

Have you thought about expanding your impact and influence through board service? For many, this journey starts with a non-profit board seat. BoardAssist Founder Cynthia Remec, will share with our audience the multiple factors you should consider when joining a non-profit board, including cultural fit, financial commitment, and size of the organization. Cynthia will also speak to the importance of a long-term match and placement. This latter piece will be especially attractive to our New York-based members as BoardAssist has committed to work on a pro bono basis with New York area Forté members to personally match them with one of the hundreds of New York-based non-profit boards they support.

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Meet Cynthia Remec, Executive Director and Founder, BoardAssist

Cynthia Remec is the Executive Director and founder of BoardAssist. An internationally recognized authority on non-profit governance issues, Ms. Remec has lectured on non-profit governance at events for the business schools of Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton, as well as at forums for government agencies, leading financial service institutions, and Fortune 100 corporations. Since founding BoardAssist, Ms. Remec has been responsible for bringing over $200 million into the non-profit community through the board placements she has affected.

Ms. Remec has been quoted or profiled in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, The Financial Times, Crain’s New York Business, and Conde Nast Portfolio, among other publications, and is the author of Giving Back, a guide to non-profit board service. Before founding BoardAssist, Ms. Remec was a corporate lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop, Weil Gotshal, and JP Morgan. She formerly served on the boards of Platinum Pals, Artadia, ExpandED Schools, and INCLUDE and currently sits on the Business Advisory Board of Hunter College and Major Gifts Committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a Patron of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.

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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