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Boost your Board Mission Statement with Elin Hurvenes!
Elin Hurvenes, Norwegian entrepreneur and London Business School MBA, established the Professional Boards Forum company in Norway in 2003. Her objectives: help women prepare and gain access to Board memberships.
The CWF is very proud to organize a workshop under Elin’s leadership with the participation of 3 panelists working in international marketing, government and finance: Alexandra Post Quillet, Michaela Troyanov and Muriel Widmer (WOB workshop-Panelists).
As Elin Hurvenes says: “A non-executive board position is about skills and experiences but it is also a vote of confidence. It’s about status, power and networks”.
- Interested to learn from the experience of prominent and seasoned Board members? Come ask them your questions in this panel discussion moderated by Elin.
- Are you ready to work on your Board Mission Statement? Come be coached by Elin and the panel members. You will have a chance to prepare, in small groups, your own Board Mission statement.
Elin Hurvenes Bio
Following Norway’s controversial proposal in 2002 forcing companies to increase the number of women on corporate boards from 6% to 40% Norwegian chairmen and investors were despondent claiming “We don’t know where to find qualified women”.
The response of Elin Hurvenes was to set up the Professional Boards Forum. In a series of pioneering events she brought together leading chairmen and investors and women ready and capable of taking on roles as non-executive directors. The events gave the chairmen and investors an instant insight into the skills and capabilities these women could bring to a board.
Her success has been so important that she now organizes special events in a number of northern European cities including Zurich, where she invites Board presidents to come and meet non-executive Director candidates and discuss challenges in a “Simulated Board Meeting”.
Join us to work on your Board mission statement and become one step closer to being ready for board interviews.