Seven Benefits of Serving on a Board
Serving on a corporate board as a director works to the advantage of both clients and the executives who dedicate their time and energy to a company other than their own. Diversity in Boardrooms can help match you to the board that is the right fit for you.
Serving on a board allows you to:
- Make a difference – Serving on a board gives you the opportunity to share your skills and expertise in order to have a positive impact on a business.
- Acquire knowledge – Gaining an “insider’s view” of a business can help you deepen your own skill set.
- Broaden your network – Getting to know a like-minded, outstanding group of board members adds to your ability to succeed.
- Fast track your career – Serving in a leadership position will help you advance professionally.
- Be of service to the community – By helping a CEO make the most appropriate decisions for the company, you will impact employees as well as investors.
- Stay current – serving on a board will engage you in high level business discussions with other executives.
- Contribute and be compensated – you can serve on a board well after you have retired from your job and continue to contribute your knowledge, as well as be compensated for your expertise.