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What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- Why companies want a diverse board.
- How to start from the bottom and work your way up.
- The difference between an advisory board and a board of directors.
“Companies are really looking for somebody who brings a different perspective, you don’t just have to be a CEO to get on a board” (5:15)
“Make sure it’s a subject that’s really close to your heart, you’ll be more likely and inclined to want to spend time on them, versus the ones that perhaps aren’t as important.” (11:24)
“Look out for junior boards of some of the really big names if you’re in your 20’s, and then there’s industry boards for when you’re in your 30s or 40s.” (19:22)
About Naomi Kent:
Naomi Kent is a seasoned advisor and leader, who has a background in sales and customer retention across a wide variety of industries. Naomi served on the board of Step Up Women’s Network, a national membership non-profit organization for 4 years. She also served on the advisory board of Women in the Boardroom for 2 years. She is the smiling face of In Touch U.S. operations, creating memorable experiences, events and webinars for U.S. members.
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Video URL: https://youtu.be/8lPUwfECwj4