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Advocate, Inspire & Connect – Women & Boards

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The 2018-2019 Advocates List Campaign Is Underway

As we celebrate our 26th year, we invite you to join a select group of women and men executives, managing partners and corporate directors who have accepted the invitation to be an OnBoard Advocate. Advocates support our mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards. Financial support at this leadership level provides you with an opportunity to inspire others and connect with peers and future leaders in our joint efforts to advance women as executives and on boards. Join the List now or see more information.


Women on Boards

Tilray Inc., a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing, distribution and research, today announced the appointment of Christine St.Clare, founder of St.Clare Advisors and formerly a Partner at KPMG; Rebekah Dopp, a Principal in Global Partnerships at Google; and, Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council and a Principal at Dentons to the company’s Board of Directors. Tilray Inc., currently a private Canadian company, has recently filed an IPO on Nasdaq.


Key Takeaways from the June 13th Breakfast

What a fantastic time we had at the June breakfast with the panel discussion of our 2018 Executive Leadership Honor Roll Lauren Childers, Chief Financial Officer of North Highland, Katharine Mobley, Chief Marketing Officer of First Advantage, and Juliette Pryor, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., moderated by Ceree Eberly, Ret. Chief People Officer of The Coca-Cola Company! Some of the key takeaways from the panel were: men mentors can be important too; choose the timing of your family for what is right for you and not your employer but involve them; be sure to do things to sustain you; first and last impressions mean a lot; relationships matter as much as the way you do your job; remember the only constant is change, own it and embrace it; take control of your own career and figure out what is necessary to get to your goal both internally and externally. Pictures from the event.


OnBoard Announces the 2018 Executive Leadership Honor Roll

The OnBoard Executive Leadership Honor Roll recognizes women who are in executive leadership positions. It is awarded annually to 3 Georgia based women leaders to highlight OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership. An honor roll honoree is a Georgia based woman in a significant leadership role within her organization. She is a role model of career achievement and is building the credentials that place her in the pipeline, either now or in the future, for corporate board membership. The 2018 honorees are:

The OnBoard Executive Leadership Honor Roll recognizes women who are in executive leadership positions. It is awarded annually to 3 Georgia based women leaders to highlight OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership. An honor roll honoree is a Georgia based woman in a significant leadership role within her organization. She is a role model of career achievement and is building the credentials that place her in the pipeline, either now or in the future, for corporate board membership. The 2018 honorees are:

Lauren Childers

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
North Highland
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Katharine Mobley

Chief Marketing Officer
First Advantage
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Juliette Pryor

Senior Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Full Bio

Women on Boards

PWood_PhoebePL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) elected Phoebe A. Wood, an executive with three decades of international, financial and operational management experience to the company’s board of directors. Ms. Wood is currently the principal of investment firm CompaniesWood and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation. Phoebe is a recipient of OnBoard’s Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award for outstanding board service and on OnBoard’s Advocates List.


OnBoard Development Group Taking Applications for 2018 Class

The 2018 OnBoard Development Group class will accept up to 10 women who are board ready for private or public for-profit boards. The six monthly sessions, starting in April, prepare the participants to raise their visibility for board candidacy. Past participant Terri Johdahl, CEO of CAB Incorporated, said: “You really do an awesome job on (OBDG)…What a wonderful service you are providing for aspiring women board members”. Application deadline is March 28, 2018 but early submission is recommended as the seats will be filled as qualified participants are accepted. More information and application form.


OnBoard Events

IObd4f you missed the February reception last week, you miss a fun time. There were many new faces to OnBoard and of course plenty of the regular participants. View a few of the pictures here. The evening was sponsored by State Bank & Trust.

The next OnBoard event is lunch on March 14th, on the topic of Demystifying Shareholder Activism: What Opportunities Come with It?” Patricia Lenkov who heads up Agility Executive Search will share her experience working with some of the world’s leading activist investors recruiting board directors for activist slates. She will give her view about this as an avenue to board opportunities for women. She is also a Strategic Partner of The Koblentz Group collaborating to resolve their clients’ most sensitive board recruitment and boardroom governance matters. Register now through OnBoard’s website.


OnBoard Announces the 2017 Executive Leadership Honor Roll

The OnBoard Executive Leadership Honor Roll recognizes women who are in executive leadership positions. It is awarded annually to 3 Georgia based women leaders to highlight OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership. An honor roll honoree is a Georgia based woman in a significant leadership role within her organization. She is a role model of career achievement and is building the credentials that place her in the pipeline, either now or in the future, for corporate board membership. The 2017 honorees are:

Ceree Eberly (Outgoing) Senior Vice-President, Chief People Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
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Sloane Perras Vice-President Risk, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
The Krystal Company & On The Border, Mexican Grill & Cantina
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Ceree Eberly EVP, Corporate Director of Tax & Finance Risk
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
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OnBoard in the Spotlight at TEDxCentennialParkWomen Nov. 3

Wtedx_capturee are delighted to share that OnBoard President Sarah Ernst will be presenting a spotlight talk illuminating the mission of OnBoard at TEDxCentennialParkWomenon Friday, November 3 at The Coca-Cola Company. Please join her Friday, November 3, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a day filled with exceptional speakers, thought-provoking experiences and quality conversation. It will surely be an insightful, bridge-building experience. See attached for more information about speakers and to register.


Advocates List Profiles

Madvocates listany have asked, “What is the Advocates List?” It is a select group of women and men executives and corporate directors who have accepted the invitation to support OnBoard at a leadership level financially and through lending their name as being passionate about OnBoard’s mission. Now and in future communications, we will profile a sampling of our current advocates. Use this link to meet two of them: Tim Bentsen and Susan Nethero