Why Women Make Great Board Members with Naomi Kent

Have you been thinking about career transition and moving into paid board roles? Take a walk with us and listen to this second interview with Naomi Kent, President, North America and Client Success for In Touch Networks. Naomi is a seasoned advisor and leader, who has a background in sales and customer retention across a wide variety of industries. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Naomi Kent will help you discover how and why women make great paid members.

Board Overview

  • The image of a male-dominated board members has shifted.
  • Last year, in France, women made up 44% of the top 40 company boards.
  • Requirements and the makeup of boards has dramatically changed in the past 3 – 5 years.
  • Women aren’t always aware that a board career is possible.

Getting Started

  • Create a plan
  • Develop your board member brand
  • Board resume & LinkedIn profile are not the same as a career resume

What Women Bring To The Table

  • Boards are looking for the right fit.
  • Bringing a vision.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise.

Present Yourself As

  • Trustworthy
  • Leadership (especially in business)
  • Right attitude
  • Right mindset
  • Ask the right questions
  • Be engaged in your conversations.
  • Show up on time.
  • Respond to emails with a relevant question or comment.
  • Responsible with your social media accounts (commenting, tweeting, etc.)

How In Touch Can Help:

  • Preparation – your board resume/bio professionally written.
  • Rewrite LinkedIn profile to create a “board member brand.”
    • Do you know the same people?
    • Does the private resume match the public LinkedIn profile?
  • Help with the board pitch
  • Interview techniques
  • Educational piece: access to archived course content.
  • Events
  • Allow businesses to recruit from In Touch network for free and access to ideal, prepared candidates
  • Career transition

Naomi Kent

Naomi served on the board of Step Up Women’s Network, a national membership non-profit organisation for 4 years. She also served on the advisory board of Women in the Boardroom for 2 years. Naomi is also a member of HerCsuite™.  Find out more about the partnership between HerCsuite™ and In Touch Networks at HerCsuite.com

In Touch members have access to the best jobs, the best training and all the tools they need for a successful career, while employers can list jobs and connect directly with the best boards.

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Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women.

HerCsuite™ is an online professional platform for executive women, female rising leaders and women’s organizations.   Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success.  Are you ready to become a game changer?  Join HerCsuite™ today.

Reach out to Natalie Benamou at HerCsuite™ if you have a question.

LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™

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Natalie founded Herpower2 Lead to create products that empower women to make lasting impacts today and into the future. She takes a ‘serve first’ approach to life and has applied this principle throughout her career, serving in leadership positions in business as well as non-profit organizations.

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