THE PROGRAM

As featured in the Boston Globe, Board-Ready Bootcamp is designed to improve the quality of board governance and composition at tech companies by providing a high-impact curriculum on board fundamentals, strategy and governance. Given the lack of diversity in the tech boardroom, the bootcamp is focused on preparing underrepresented tech leaders, including African American, Latinx, LGBTQIA, and women tech executives. Participants must be current tech executives who’ve been nominated to attend and have the support of their CEO or board of directors.

MEET THE FACULTY

This Bootcamp is presented by experienced industry and academic leaders with decades of combined board experience. During this one-day bootcamp, you will learn the responsibilities of being an effective board member, gain practical insights and develop your network.

Mohamad Ali
CEO
Carbonite

Lynda Applegate
Professor
Harvard Business School

Wolfgang Bauriedel
Advisor & Recruiter
Russell Reynolds Associates

Gail Deegan
Former Director on
Six Public Company Boards

Tom Hopcroft
President & CEO
MassTLC

William Kolb
Partner
Foley Hoag

Pamela Lenehan
Chair
Monotype Imaging

Matthew Littlewood
Partner
PWC

Leah Malone
Director, Governance
Insights Center, PWC

Marilyn Matz
CEO & Co-Founder
Paradigm4

Pam Reeve
Chair
The Commonwealth Institute

Tuck Rickards
Managing Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

Corey Thomas
CEO
Rapid7

Carol Vallone
Chair
McLean Hospital

Sophie Vandebroek
VP, Emerging Tech Partnerships
IBM

Linda Whitlock
Governance Committee
Chair & Former Lead Director

Susan Windham-Bannister
President & CEO
Biomedical Growth Strategies

THE BOOTCAMP AGENDA

The Board-Ready Bootcamp is a full-day program that will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, at PwC, 101 Seaport Boulevard, in Boston’s Innovation District. The Bootcamp will be repeated again on Thursday, October 10th, 2019, at a location TBD. The following draft agenda is subject to change. 

7:30-8:00
Networking & Coffee

8:00-8:30
Welcome & Bootcamp Kickoff

8:30-9:15
Board Foundations & Basics

9:15-10:15
What Value/ROI Do I Bring?

10:15-10:30
Networking Break

10:30-12:00
Linking Leadership & Governance

12:15-1:00
Lunch & Qualities of a Board

1:00-1:30
Essentials of the Audit

1:30-2:15
Governance Hot Topics: Emerging Risks & Rewards

2:15-2:45
Talent, Diversity & Compensation

2:45-3:00
Networking Break

3:00-4:00
As CEO, What I Expect from My Board

4:00-5:00
Action Planning – Assembling Your Board Toolbox

5:00-6:00
Networking Reception

ONGOING ALUMNI SUPPORT

Attending the Bootcamp is just the first step in your board journey. Bootcamp graduates join an exclusive alumni group and are provided the following access and exposure opportunities: 

High-impact curriculum and executive network development during the Bootcamp program

Certificate of completion and online/social badge to promote your board candidacy

Access to Bootcamp LinkedIn Alumni Group and consideration for MassTLC visibility & referrals

DISCLAIMER

MassTLC is providing educational and community building services through the Board-Ready Bootcamp. Board recruitment is the sole responsibility of technology companies and their boards. MassTLC makes NO REPRESENTATION that participation in this program will result in being named to a board of directors.

INTERESTED IN TAKING THE NEXT STEP?

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BOOTCAMP UNDERWRITERS

Thank you to the following organizations for providing the financial support and thought leadership to make this initiative possible.