March 17

RESCHEDULING Women of Color on Corporate Boards: how Do We Move the Needle?

Rescheduling March 17 Luncheon

We at OnBoard have been monitoring the news on the coronavirus impact and have determined that we need to heed the clear advice from C.D.C. and infectious disease experts to limit gatherings of more than ten people.  So we will reschedule this event with our speakers Maria Saporta and Shirley Franklin for July or later, if at all possible.  We will provide you the reschedule information as soon as we can work out the details.  Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Fireside Chat with Shirley Franklin interviewed by Maria Saporta

Progress is being made on increasing the number of women on corporate boards.  In Georgia over 17% of board members are women driven by the fact that 35% of open seats were filled with women in the past year.  But women of color in Georgia occupy only 3.4% of total board seats … almost on par with the S&P 500 at 3.5% but both Georgia and the S&P 500 are woefully low, especially when you consider that women of color are almost 20% of the U.S. population.  What needs to happen to accelerate progress?  Shirley Franklin and Maria Saporta are going to give us their perspectives.

Shirley Franklin is the Fmr. Mayor of Atlanta and executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Purpose Built Communities.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mueller Water Products, is chairman of the board of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and serves on the board of the Volcker Alliance and the CDC Foundation.  Shirley is a former member of the Delta Air Lines Inc. Board of Directors.

Maria Saporta, the editor of the SaportaReport, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
11:15 am – 1:00 pm | Networking, Lunch, and Program

103 West
103 West Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Event Paid-in-Advance RSVP Required via Registration Link
OnBoard Members – $55
Non-Members – $80
(All special dietary needs must be submitted prior to the event.  Examples include: no red meat, paleo, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian.)







June 16

Executive Leadership Honor Roll Recipient Breakfast Panel

Save the date for the not to be missed panel discussion on career stories about the path to executive leadership from the OnBoard 2020 Executive Leadership Honor Roll award recipients.  ELHR nominations will be submitted in early 2020 with award winners/panelists being announced in early May.  The award is designed to recognize women who are in executive leadership positions and in the pipeline for future corporate board membership.  It is awarded annually to three Georgia based women leaders to highlight OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership.  These women are role models of career achievement and are building the credentials that place them in the pipeline for corporate board membership.  The recipients demonstrate excellence in their professions as recognized by colleagues and are active in advocacy and mentoring for other women.

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
7:30 – 9:15am | Networking, Breakfast and Panel Discussion

Where: 103 West
103 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Registration:  Link to register will be added in mid-April.