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,
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.
Interested in corporate boards but don’t even know where to start? To help you learn how to identify and prepare for board opportunities, this session will share tips for identifying opportunities, preparing for interviews, and managing board responsibilities. Key topics covered include:
- Career paths and experience for boards
- Identification of board opportunities
- Board bios and interviews
- Time commitment and potential conflicts
Join Heather Wolf, Managing Director, Trewstar, as she walks you through what you want to know! Heather has worked in the world of corporate governance for nearly 20 years. In her current role at Trewstar, she specializes in placing talented executives on corporate boards, ranging from Fortune 100 to Series A companies across industry sectors.
Meet Heather Wolf, Managing Director, Trewstar
Heather has worked in the world of corporate governance for nearly 20 years. In her current role at Trewstar, she specializes in placing talented executives on corporate boards, ranging from Fortune 100 to Series A companies across industry sectors.
Heather previously spent 15 years with the Financial Times developing and hosting events for corporate directors and senior executives. Under her leadership, the FT Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX) conference series and awards program became the gold standard for director education and improving corporate governance. Heather also developed and launched the FT Global CFO Forum and FT US Banking Forum.
Prior to working with the FT, Heather was a director at Wolff Olins, a leading strategic branding firm, where she worked in Europe, Israel, and the US. She was previously a principal at Capgemini, where she led business transformation projects in the US (Equity Life, Texaco, Unocal), Europe (Amerada Hess, AXA, Hill Samuel, Mobil Europe) and South Africa (Investec/Fedsure, McCarthy Motor Holdings, Southern Life, South African Telkom). She began her career in a business development role at Aon in Chicago and LA.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Heather has a BA from Tulane University and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She was elected four times to her local public school district’s Board of Education, serving for 12 years. Heather and her husband live on Long Island and have two adult children.
Interviewed 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.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET