Women in Leadership Roundtable

Women in Leadership Roundtable


Joint Luncheon with the GHWCC | August 24, 2016

Advocacy in Action: Women in Leadership Roundtable.
In Conversation with Jill Griffin, Corporate Director and
Author of Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board.

Program  Luncheon Agenda

10:30am – 11:00am | Early Arrivals for Book Signing
11:00am – 11:45am | Check-in, Networking and Luncheon
11:45am – 1:00pm | Speaker Presentation and Roundtable Discussions
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Wrap-up and Final Networking

Venue:  The Junior League of Houston | 1811 Briar Oaks Ln | Houston, TX 77057
Self Parking Garage with Handicap Access 
Guest Luncheon Fee:  $45.00 for Members | $55.00 for Non-members and Guests

Program Description | Advocacy in Action: Women in Leadership Roundtable. With half of the world’s population being female today, one would think that there should be a more equal number of women moving into senior leadership positions and corporate board seats, but gender parity is still slow rising for a variety of reasons. However, a recent study reported, “Female CEOs, Board Chairs, and Nominating Chairs have an average of 30.0%, 27.7%, and 23.1% women on their boards, respectively, while men in these positions trail at 17.3%, 17.6% and 17.2% women. While we cannot speak to causation, there is clearly a stronpositive correlation between women in leadership positions and gender diversity on boards.”  Join the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Corporate Directors Texas TriCities Chapter as they host a joint luncheon with corporate director and speaker, Jill Griffin, Author of Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board. Some themes that Jill will discuss from her executive and corporate board experience, and book research include:

  • Is public board service right for you? What else is out there and how do women find it?
  • A special word to women on communication.
  • Creating change through advocacy  – what do men do better?
  • Placing value on diversity to achieve gender parity in senior leadership roles and on boards.
  • How to better navigate your path to senior leadership positions or when to create your own path.

Following her talk, attendees will meet in roundtables to discuss advocacy in action and collaborate with peers.  Guests will leave with actionable key takeaways to help guide their next steps into leadership roles within their organizations and will have an opportunity to purchase Jill Griffin’s recent book.

Jill Griffin
Chief Loyalty Maker, Griffin Group
Director, Luby’s, Inc./Fuddruckers (NYSE: LUB), NACD Texas TriCities Chapter; Chair, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau; Broadway Bank Advisor; Harvard Business School “Working Knowledge” Advisor
Author, Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board:  7 Actions to Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership, and Expand Your Influence; Author, Customer Loyalty and Customer Winback

Janet Carrig
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, ConocoPhillips
Director, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter, ConocoPhillips,
Houston Grand Opera, Yellowstone Park Foundation

This program awards 2 NACD Collaborative Education Credits towards NACD Fellowship maintenance.
The NACD Texas TriCities Chapter is proud to co-host this joint program with:
This program awards NACD 2 Collaborative credit hours. This luncheon is $45 for all NACD or GHWCC members and $55 to all non-members.   Feel free to invite guests by contacting Becky White, Chapter Administrator, at 832-444-2431 or via email.


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