Brocaglia Launches Third Company to Prepare Executives for Board Service.

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BoardSuited™ promises to increase candidate pipeline and diversity.

“Our goal is to give professionals of all backgrounds the education and tools they need to get an early start on assessing their skills and identifying gaps so they can course correct and gain the qualifications necessary for board service.”

BoardSuited™, a new and innovative executive education company designed to prepare senior executives for board candidacy and service, launches this month. Founded by Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of both Alta Associates, an executive search firm, and the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF), a membership organization; BoardSuited continues her legacy of building companies that develop world-class leaders and diverse workforces.

Partnering with ePath Learning, one of the leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) trusted by Fortune 100 companies worldwide, BoardSuited's mission is to increase the pipeline of qualified candidates, as well as broaden the diversity of gender, race, age and professional skills of the pool itself.

“Given that digital transformation, cybersecurity and diversity are all board level imperatives, we believe that our timing could not be better,” said Brocaglia. “Our goal is to give professionals of all backgrounds the education and tools they need to get an early start on assessing their skills and identifying gaps so they can course correct and gain the qualifications necessary for board service.”

BoardSuited was created to fill a void in the executive education space. There are currently many programs that train existing board directors, but very few actually prepare executives seeking their first board appointment. Moreover, most programs require membership, travel, and time off work. BoardSuited is completely online so learners can take it anytime, anywhere.

“BoardSuited demystifies your path to the boardroom by creating a personalized roadmap,” said Brocaglia. “With so many experienced executives I know finding it difficult to get the attention of nominating and governance committees, we created a program that offers executives the comprehensive preparation they need with the convenience of a self-paced, online learning environment they seek.”

Bringing together a cadre of seated board directors from some of the largest companies in the world, the program provides tangible insights while teaching executives how to accelerate their readiness and maximize their credibility to get the attention of nominating and governance committees. Upon completion, students will gain a foundational understanding of:

  • The roles and responsibilities of Public, Private, Nonprofit and Advisory board members
  • The significance of ownership structure, the unique expectations, and skill sets that each type of board service requires
  • The fundamentals of board governance and how it differs from management
  • The legal and regulatory environments affecting board members
  • Board inner workings and board etiquette
  • How to effectively work with and evaluate the CEO
  • How to create a board CV, Bio, pitch and also position themselves for nomination

For over three decades, Brocaglia has dedicated her career to building world-class diverse teams and advancing diversity in leadership. In 1986 Joyce founded Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT Risk. In 2002, she founded the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF), which today is the largest member organization serving emerging and current leaders in cybersecurity, risk and privacy. Joyce is fiercely dedicated to increasing opportunity, access, and representation for individuals of every race, religion, sexual orientation and seniority in leadership today.

About BoardSuited™:
BoardSuited is an innovative executive training company, designed to prepare senior executives for Public, Private and Advisory board candidacy and service. It was founded in 2019 by Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of both Alta Associates, an executive search firm, and the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) a membership organization. BoardSuited offers executives the comprehensive preparation they need to obtain their first board seat with the convenience of a self-paced, online learning environment. Bringing together a cadre of highly respected current board directors and a robust curriculum, BoardSuited delivers tangible insights, while providing learners with a personal roadmap to the boardroom. For more information visit http://www.BoardSuited.com.

About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF):
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk & Compliance and Privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a National Conference, regional meetings, leadership development, and mentorship programs as well as interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information visit, http://www.ewf-usa.com.

About Alta Associates:
Alta Associates is the most prominent executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity and IT Risk Management. Alta, ranked one of the top 40 executive search firms in the US, has an unprecedented track record of placing CISO’s and building world class Cybersecurity, Information Security and IT Risk organizations. Alta Associates is a certified woman owned business, with a seasoned team of specialized recruiters who have trusted relationships with the most sought after cybersecurity experts in the US. Most importantly Alta is committed to providing its clients with executives representing diversity of thought. For more information visit, http://www.AltaAssociates.com or call 908-806-8442.

Contact: Lori Murray
Email: Lori@BoardSuited.com
Phone: 908-806-6257

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