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Women on Board

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Zoom into the conversation which will be around getting senior women financial board ready, the risk and rewards, training and experience required to be an impact person on the board. Introduction to Global Advisors for How women Lead (WLW) organization.

Learning Objective

  • Understanding California Board Diversity rules
  • Experience required to be a Woman Board member
  • First Steps towards your Board Journey

The session will be followed by Q&A with participants.


Julie Castro Abrams

Julie Castro Abrams is an expert in board governance and recruitment of diverse candidates. She is a Co-Founder of where she actively places leaders on corporate boards and supports them to build inclusive and high-performance boards. She is Chair and CEO of How Women Lead, a network of over 10,000 women dedicated to promoting diverse women’s voices and propelling women’s leadership forward. Julie is the Managing Partner for the 2020 Women on Boards Bay Area effort, helping to spearhead the national effort to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards. She is an advisor to the State of California and the First Partner office on the roll out of the California legislation. An experienced CEO, she is a trusted advisor to dozens of executives across a multitude of sectors, partnering with and launching them towards greater impact. Through her consulting practice, Julie creates high-performance boards, high impact brands, and high production, multicultural teams. An active investor and advisor to start-ups, Julie also sits on the advisory boards of the fin-tech start-up LENDonate, The New Search Collaborative and is the Governance Chair for the Women’s Funding Network, a network of women’s foundations across the globe.

The recipient of many accolades, Julie has won the More Jobs Genius Award, the Morgan Stanley Innovation Award, Cisco’s Innovation in Technology Award, the League of Women Voters’ Women Who Could Be President Award, the Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive, and the Commission on the Status of Women’s Human Rights Award, and is a member of the Women of Color Action Network, Leadership California, and the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.

Event Information

Tuesday, July 7th
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The day before the event you will receive a link to register with Zoom. Please do that then rather than waiting for the event. This way you will also get a reminder an hour before the event.


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD

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