Advocate, Inspire & Connect – Women & Boards

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OnBoard Announces the 2019 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 2019 honorees are:

Susan Gambardella VP, CCNA Convenience Retail
The Coca-Cola Company
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Crystal Hanlon Northern Division President
The Home Depot
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Brandi Thomas Vice President – Corporate Audit
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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New Women on Boards

Heather H. Wilson has joined the board of Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX). Ms. Wilson, the chief data scientist of L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) will also serve on the board’s Technology Committee.

Call for Nominations: 2019 Executive Leadership Honor Roll

Announcing the call for nominations for the 2019 Executive Leadership Honor Roll highlighting 3 Georgia executive women who are building the credentials to be in the pipeline for board service. Honorees will be recognized at the June 18th OnBoard breakfast as well as be the panelists for a discussion about their career and leadership experiences. Nominations are due by April 29, 2019 so nominate an inspiring woman executive before the deadline. More Information & Application

New Women on Boards

Rosalind Brewer has joined the board of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Roz is Group President, Americas and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Corporation She is a past president and current Advocate of OnBoard.

OnBoard Development Group Taking Applications for 2019 Class

The 2019 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 March, 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 8, 2019 but early submission is recommended as the seats will be filled as qualified participants are accepted. More information and application form.

Dr. Julie A. Shimer Named 2018 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Recipient

Dr. Julie A. Shimer, board member of Georgia based Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) was honored as the 16th Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award recipient at OnBoard’s Annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 8, 2018. She also serves on the boards of: Windstream Communications, LLC (NASDAQ: WIN) Netgear, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) and Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEN).CEO Joe Woody of Avanos introduced Dr. Shimer ending with “Julie’s devotion to diversity is reflected in Avanos. We are proud to be an OnBoard ‘Power of Three’ Company.” The OnBoard Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award is given annually and is sponsored by KPMG. Julie’s bio and press release. Picture from the event.

2018 Study – Georgia Public Companies with Women Board Members

Cheri Husney, president of OnBoard presented the results of the 2018 study. Last year OnBoard called out what seemed to be new momentum in the increasing number of “Power of 3” companies, those with three or more women on the board. This year Cheri noted that this momentum continues with the major statistics increasing more than is the usual trend year over year. She called it “Leaping Forward”. For instance the number of Georgia companies that have women on their board increased by 13% over last year 60.5 % to 68.3%. She also noted that The Coca-Cola Company increased to 5 women on the board, more than any other company in Georgia. More details can be found in the Study Brochure.

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.