The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors

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Angel City Press, 2013 - Board of directors - 303 pages
THE BOARD GAME presents the undeniable case for having more women corporate directors at the decision-making tables of America's public companies. Fifty-eight women directors tell how they won their first board seats. From her executive-search perspective, author Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire gives valuable advice to women at all career stages so YOU, your sisters, your mothers, and your daughters will have a chance to win The Board Game.

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A note from Betsy: The Board Game is available online at and by phone at 855-966-3594 (855-WomenWin)
Reactions to the advance copies of the book have been very positive
. I hope you enjoy the personal stories, the three critical steps, while forging your own pathway toward corporate boards. These coaching points empower women to think strategically about their own careers, even if they are not focused on corporate board service as their ultimate goal. All of us are shareholders in companies, and we want women directors at the table when business decisions are made that affect our investments and trust.  

About the author (2013)

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire is president and co-founder of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., retained executive search firm headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, specializing in senior level management searches in corporate communications, brand marketing and finance, and board searches for public, private corporations and nonprofit organizations. Betsy is chair of the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of Women Corporate Directors, a global membership group of women who currently serve on Fortune 1000 boards of directors. She also serves on the boards of NAWBO-California; Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN); and serves on the California Utilities Diversity Council, and the consumer advisory board for Southern California Edison. A past statewide California president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-CA), Betsy co-hosts a business radio show with Renee Fraser every Sunday on KFWB Newstalk Radio 980-AM, also online at and at Before establishing Berkhemer Clayton, Betsy launched, built, and sold one of the largest independent public relations agencies in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA, she began her career as a journalist and became a publicist for Disney Studios and NBC.

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