Join Us in Boston: ‘Boardroom Insights: The Role a Board Plays in Corporate Culture’
September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Company culture can be observed in every action, attitude, and decision a company and its employees make. Culture affects every stakeholder, from customers and employees to investors and partners. Now more than ever, culture is considered a critical company asset. A company not only must agree on its strategy but its culture will either “enable” or “prevent” it from having a chance of success. Board directors must guide agree on key values and purpose – and how those values and purpose align to operational strategy.
Join us for an engaging in-person discussion with Athena Pioneer, Ellen Richstone, at her home in a Boston suburb. As an experienced corporate board director, Ellen will lead a discussion on how culture is created, protected, and led at the board level. She’ll discuss visibility and accountability, and how good corporate governance can help- and of course the interconnected role with Management who runs the company day to day. . She’ll also touch on what happens when culture is not a key focus of the board and why forward-thinking boards should not wait until a crisis occurs before making culture a priority.
More About Ellen:
Ellen Richstone is a former Fortune 500 CFO, former CEO of a private company. Ellen has served on the board of public companies since 2003 ranging in size from micro cap up to Fortune 500. She currently serves on three public boards and is also on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors in New England. Her value add to boards is: financial expert; global business; M&A; technology and manufacturing. She has operating experience and board experience in the following industries: biotech; consumer products; financial services; industrial; pharma; technology (computer hardware and software; semiconductors; networking communications). Ellen graduated from Scripps College in Claremont California and holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.