SOURCE: Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom

April 25, 2016 10:57 ET

Sheila Ronning, CEO of Women in the Boardroom, to Speak at the Global Summit On Women Empowerment at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 29, 2016

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2016) - Sheila Ronning, Founder and CEO of Women in the Boardroom (WIB), a leading global organization committed to advancing women in the workplace and into corporate boardrooms, will speak at the Global Summit On Women Empowerment to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 29-30, 2016. Sheila Ronning will deliver a speech on "Serving on a Corporate Board: Uncover if It's for You & Where to Start."

"I am honored to be speaking at the Global Summit On Women Empowerment," Ms. Ronning said. "I am thankful that summits such as this exist; it demonstrates the importance of the issue while creating a platform to help educate and inspire women leaders. I have been passionate about helping women get their seat at the table long before the much media attention it receives today. While I have seen progress in the last few years, we still have a long way to go. We will continue to find innovative ways to help women reach their goal of serving on corporate boards by providing them with the knowledge, tools and connections to succeed and we will also be there to help them be an effective board member once appointed."

The Global Summit On Women Empowerment is hosted by the African Women's Health Project International (AWHPI), The Global Institute for Human Excellence and the Global Council of Women for Development. The Global Summit On Women Empowerment will address the various aspects of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Other speakers will include Naila Husain Chowdhury of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and HRM Queen Rania of Jordan.

About Women in the Boardroom:

Women in the Boardroom (WIB) is committed to translating the intellect, skills and expertise of their members into inaugural or additional powerful corporate director roles. They do this by ensuring their members have a board portfolio that highlights their skill set for board positioning and teaching them how to network their way to a corporate board seat. Other WIB offerings designed to connect their members with board contacts include WIB's Matchmaking Program, board opening notifications and exclusive invites to events such as the Annual Board Assembly. Senior-level executive women are encouraged to join as a member of WIB to accelerate their path into the corporate boardroom. As one of the top board experts in the US, Sheila Ronning, Founder and CEO of WIB, is frequently invited to speak on topics such as finding out if corporate board service is right for you, networking your way into a corporate board seat, authentic leadership and entrepreneurialism. To find out more, visit

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