Perspectives on Becoming a First-Time Board Member

Season 2, Episode 5

Serving on a corporate board is both an exciting opportunity and sizable responsibility. Board members have the opportunity to share their knowledge and business expertise, as well as glean new ideas to bring back to their own organizations. In this episode, Deidra Merriwether, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Grainger; CEO Perspectives Fellow, 2016, shares her experiences and advice as a first-time board member of Weyerhauser.


Creating a Board Bio [3:18]
About the Onboarding Process [6:42]
Benefits of Serving on a Board [10:05]
Needed Skills for Effective Board Members [13:01]
Advice on Pursuing Board Opportunities [16:01]
Recommended Reads [18:14]

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