By Stacey Gualandi/March 25, 2019
In honor of Women’s History Month, don’t miss my Brand New interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with Sheila Ronning, the founder and CEO of Women in the Boardroom. With more and more women working their way up in companies nationwide, we wanted to hear Sheila’s advice on just how to make it to the boardroom.
Ronning is a sought-after speaker, as well as a networking and leadership expert. Seventeen years ago, as a PR executive who created successful networking events, she set out to increase the number of women getting the proverbial equal seat at the corporate table and that’s when Women in the Boardroom was born.
To this day, the organization has successfully bridged the gender gap in the boardroom through “providing senior-level executive women with the tools, knowledge and connections for corporate board service.”
Ronning wants women to “show up, stand up and speak up,” and rather than focusing on the current negative gender statistics, she wants women to just “get off your butt and do the work.”
During our chat, we discuss why there is still gender parity, how to network and create the perfect “elevator pitch,” what are the steps to get in the seat, when to pursue corporate boards, and how to stand up to the resistance.
You will quickly see why Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working toward gender equality. “This isn’t a supply issue, it’s a demand issue,” she says.
And one last reminder from Sheila: “It’s never too early to start your path to sitting at the table!”
LINKED IN: @Sheila Ronning