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Women On Boards- Panel Discussion

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Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Women on Boards
Tuesday, March 5th 

Join us for as a panel of corporate board directors – the majority of whom also serve or have served as directors of nonprofit boards –share their personal journeys, give advice and help educate members as to what corporate board service requires. The discussion will include what it takes to get on a "for profit" board and what women need to do to prepare themselves for potential future board consideration. They will provide advice and helpful insights about the most effective strategies and tactical steps women need to take to position themselves for board consideration and to ensure that their career track is geared appropriately.

Tuesday, March 5th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Beverages and Hors d'Oeuvres will be served
Complimentary event for Members & Guests

RSVP to Caitlin at 617-946-2828 or caitlin.chiacchia@ourclub.com 

Women on Boards Panelists

Christine M. Cournoyer
Christine is presently CEO and Chairperson for N-of-One a leader in precision medicine, that enables healthcare organizations to implement a tailored, state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics and treatment strategy program for cancer.

Prior to December 2011, Christine was President and Chief Operating Officer of Picis, a division of United Healthcare. Under her leadership
Picis revenues and profits more than doubled in five years and resulted in the successful sale of the company to United Healthcare in 2010. Prior to joining Picis in 2006, Cournoyer was managing director of Harte-Hanks, Inc. a marketing database analytics company and prior to that role Christine was President and COO at Lightbridge, Inc. She has also held senior management positions at IBM including Vice President of Business Transformation, and CIO of IBM’s Software Group.

Christine has extensive public board experience: She was on the board of the Stride Rite Corp from 2001 to 2007, serving on the audit and nominating Committees all six years; on the board of GTECH, from 2003- 2006 also on the audit committee and governance committees. She served on the BJ’s Wholesale Club board from 2008 – 2011 when BJ’s was taken private. On the BJ’s board Christine was chair of the information technology committee and member of compensation committee.

Christine earned a bachelor’s degree from UMass, Lowell and earned a master’s degree in economics from Northeastern University. She also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Executive Education Program. Christine was named one of the ten most influential women in technology by Business Week; received recognition as one of the top 100 women in Business by Boston Magazine, and was a commencement speaker at the College of Management Sciences, at UMass, Lowell.

Christine is a member of the Boston Club, the Women Corporate Directors and is a Corporator for Emerson Hospital.


Pamela Carrington Scott
Pam is President and CEO of LVCC, Inc., a business consulting firm that advises investment management firms, non-profits and other entities on business development, strategic planning and organizational issues. She has more than 30 years of sales and management experience in financial services and investment management. Prior to forming LVCC, Inc. in 2003, Pam was Senior Vice President at State Street Corporation where she managed investment relationships with mutual funds, corporate and public pension fund investors and led State Street Global Advisors’ Charitable Asset Management Department serving non-profit organizations. Pam began her career in investment management at Citibank and has also held sales, marketing and management positions with several other global investment firms in the New York City area.

Ms. Scott is a former independent director of Danvers Bancorp, Inc., holding company for Danversbank (DBNK) which merged with Peoples United Bank in June, 2011. She served as chair of the Wealth Management Committee. She had previously served as director of Beverly National Corporation, holding company for Beverly National Bank since 2006 prior to its merger with Danversbank in 2009. As a corporate director, she has been an active member of the Boston Chapter of Women Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors – New England Chapter. She was recently selected by Agenda, a publication of the Financial Times Group, to be profiled in their 2012 directory, The Agenda Compensation 100, a listing of 100 top corporate board candidates.

Ms. Scott also has an extensive history of support and involvement with non-profit organizations in education, social services, performing arts, healthcare and professional associations. She was appointed trustee of Salem State University in 2009 and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and The Boston Club, an organization of senior professional women. She has also recently served as an Overseer of the Tuck School of Business , President of Girls, Inc. of Lynn, Director of Celebrity Series of Boston and the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) and President of NASP-Boston Chapter.

Ms. Scott holds a BA in Economics from Rice University and an MBA in Finance from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


Linda Whitlock
A successful CEO, Director, and consultant, Linda Whitlock has won widespread respect for a strong record of effective management, corporate and non-profit board leadership, and public service. Ms. Whitlock is the Principal of The Whitlock Group, which provides leadership, strategy, and governance consulting to CEOs, senior executives, and Boards of Directors. She is the immediate past Nicholas President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, one of the most highly regarded institutions in Greater Boston.

Ms. Whitlock has been an active participant on more than 20 corporate and non-profit boards, including the boards of the Boston Stock Exchange, The Princeton Review, and Brandeis University. She currently serves on the boards of Cambridge Bancorp/Cambridge Trust Company, where she is Lead Director and a member of the Executive, Compensation, and Corporate Governance Committees; Penn Foster, where she is a member of the Audit Committee; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she is chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee; and The Boston Museum. She is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of AesRx, a biopharmaceutical company, and is a member of The Boston Club’s Corporate Advisory Committee, Women Corporate Directors, Board Leaders, the Corporate Directors Group, and the Boston Library Society.

Ms. Whitlock has been awarded honorary doctorates by Suffolk University, Babson College, and Pine Manor College. She has been recognized by the top business and civic institutions in the region, including, among others, the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, and Boston Magazine, and has been inducted into the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Bostonians, among many other honors.

An alumna of Mount Holyoke College with a Masters degree from the University of Michigan, Ms. Whitlock has completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and completed the Executive Seminar at the Aspen Institute. She served in the administrations of Massachusetts Governors Dukakis and King, and has been appointed by Governors Romney and King and Boston Mayor Menino to an array of boards and commissions. Ms. Whitlock taught at MIT, Tufts, and the University of Michigan, and has been a Senior Fellow at Boston University’s School of Management. She has served as Senior Advisor to Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in his role as CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Ms. Whitlock is a frequent lecturer and executive coach with a focus on leadership, governance, and philanthropy.


Patricia M. Flynn, PhD
Professor Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, is Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University, where she served as Dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business from 1992 to 2002.

Pat has written extensively on technology-based economic development (TBED) and on women in business. Her publications include Technology Life Cycles and Human Resources and Turbulence in the American Workplace. She is co-author of The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers published annually since 2003. Pat’s research has been funded by organizations including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, the National Planning Association, and the Jasper and Marion Whiting Foundation. Her work has been cited in a variety of media including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Financial Executive, The Irish Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Today Show. Since 1997, she has chaired the Advisory Committee that oversees the Index of the MA Innovation Economy, which is published annually by the John Adams Innovation Institute of the MA Technology Collaborative.

Pat has served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards. She is currently a director of Columbia Funds. She previously served on the boards of Boston Fed Bancorp Inc., U.S. Trust, and The Federal Savings Bank, each of which was acquired. In the not-for-profit sector, Pat serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)/New England, the John Adams Innovation Institute, and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, and is member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. She was a member of the Board of Visitors of the New England Baptist Hospital for many years, including a year as chair. As of 2011, Pat is serving as co-chair of the Working Group on Gender Equality for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Pat has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emmanuel College, and master’s and PhD degrees in Economics from Boston University. She has been awarded an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Emmanuel College, the Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, the Bentley University Scholar of the Year Award, the Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the New England Women’s Leadership Award.


JoAnn Cavallaro
JoAnn Cavallaro is an executive advisor and consultant who delivers value to CEO’s, their organizations and their boards by providing expert guidance as they break through the strategic, operational and organizational complexities and challenges that are barriers to growth and change. She is an expert at aligning strategy, structure, processes, leadership and culture, and her track record includes successfully leading businesses through complex and pivotal transitions enabling them to deliver breakthrough results. She has also completed engagements as an interim COO and, most recently, served as CEO of an early stage software company which she led to an early exit.

Throughout her career, JoAnn’s professional achievements have been paralleled by her dedication to the development of talent with a specific focus on advancing women into leadership roles and positions of influence. As a leadership development advisor, JoAnn works with women to build and sustain their career growth, advancement and their leadership impact, and she enables them to navigate the complexities and challenges of complex cultures and situations so they may thrive and grow.

Prior to establishing her consulting practice, JoAnn held senior executive positions with national communications / broadband companies – Charter Communications, ATT, MediaOne - serving in operating roles with full P&L responsibility as well as in key senior roles in customer care/service delivery, strategic planning, marketing and client relationship management.

JoAnn is the president of The Boston Club, the largest executive and professional women’s membership organization in New England and is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics relating to leadership, the advancement of women and women on boards.

JoAnn chairs the board of The Boston Club and sits on the national board of the InterOrganization Network (ION). She is a director of Coastal Soundings, Inc., an entertainment & real estate holding company. JoAnn previously served on the board of eVisioner, Inc. (until its recent acquisition) and on the board of Plymco, a holding company of Taylor Rental franchises (until its sale.) She is a former Trustee of the Board of Women in Cable & Telecommunications.