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Empowering Women in the Corporate Boardroom

  • April 29, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Monday, April 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

Free for WMG members; $15 for non-members (Zoom)

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to serve on a paid company board? Do you want to ascend to the next level of corporate leadership in the Boardroom? The dynamic duo of Daphne E. Jones and Nichelle Maynard-Elliott are leaders at The Board Curators, an organization that strives to expand boardroom diversity and enable company marketplace success. This informational session, moderated by Jodi Brockington, will answer questions such as, What is being a board member like? What skills are critical for board service? What are the expectations and obligations? What are boards focusing on in 2024? 

Join us for an insightful session, where we'll:

  • Delve into the journeys of these two successful women, who have navigated unconventional paths to corporate board membership
  • Discuss the the pivotal role women play in today’s corporate landscape
  • Learn how to position ourselves for corporate board positions.

Speaker bios:

Daphne E. Jones is the Founder and CEO of The Board Curators. She is a highly accomplished Fortune 500 CIO, digital leader, and board member with over 30 years of experience in general management and executive level roles at leading companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and General Electric. She is an active member of several boards of directors, including AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc., and Masonite International Corp. Her many achievements have been recognized with numerous domestic and international awards. Daphne is also an acclaimed author of Win When They Say You Won't: Break Through Barriers and Keep Leveling Up Your Success, which draws from her own personal story of rising from humble beginnings to achieve great success. Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University. 

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott is an accomplished dealmaker and advisor to boards and senior management with over 25 years of extensive financial and legal experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and strategic alliances. She has led the charge in influencing and developing diversity and inclusion cultures in traditionally white male-dominated environments. Since 2018, Nichelle has served as an independent director of Element Solutions Inc., a global specialty chemicals company. She is also a trustee of The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund III, on the board of Lucid Group, Inc., and was named one of 2021’s Most Influential Black Directors by Savoy and a 2023 Director to Watch by Directors & Boards. She also serves on numerous not-for-profit boards. Nichelle received a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law and a BA in Economics from Brown University. 


Jodi Brockington is The Co-President of Women’s Media Group is the founder, CEO, and principal consultant for NIARA Consulting, where she coaches and advises thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals by helping them launch, manage and develop their businesses. Jodi's newest passion is BLENDiD, a lifestyle community and platform that enables people with biracial and multiracial backgrounds to connect through personalized content and network. Recently, Jodi was awarded the "Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity" by Diversity Plus Magazine. 

All proceeds from this event support the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.

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