Transforming the Corporate Landscape
Every great endeavor begins with a question. For the Kellogg Center for Executive Women, this question was why are women significantly underrepresented on boards of directors and among CEOs and senior officers of public companies and why is corporate America failing to capture and retain a significant percentage of its potential talent pool? Kellogg Professors Vicki Medvec, Wally Scott, and Lloyd Shefsky, and Kellogg Advisory Board member, Sheli Rosenberg, began a dialogue about these issues, and with the support of Dean Emeritus, Don Jacobs, the Center for Executive Women was born. Established in June of 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management, the Kellogg Center for Executive Women is dedicated to helping senior-level women advance to top executive and board positions through developing and delivering insightful programs that: • Address the unique challenges and opportunities facing these women • Provide them with powerful connections and heightened visibility • Expand the corporate perspective on their potential and utilization One of the Center's main objectives is to help more women find the key to unlocking CEO suites and boardrooms. Innovative education is central to obtaining this goal, and the Center offers two exceptional programs for talented businesswomen. The successful Women's Director Development Program continues to train women to effectively serve on the boards of Fortune 1000 companies, and the Women's Senior Leadership Program prepares high-potential female leaders for positions at the senior executive level. Both programs offer the participants the opportunity to learn from some of Kellogg's most world-renowned faculty as well as other exceptional businesswomen who have themselves made the climb to the top of the corporate world. The Center also houses a database of women who are pursuing membership on Fortune 1000 boards. By making the information within the database available for free to carefully selected corporations and search firms, we aid the talented women we have met as well as those corporations in need of exceptional director candidates. In addition, the Center is constantly planning new events that appeal to a wide audience. Whether you’re a student, an academic, or a veteran of the corporate ranks, Kellogg Center for Executive Women activities provide a valuable opportunity to learn about and discuss current issues that affect women leaders. Drawing on talented individuals from across the nation, these innovative programs are designed to raise consciousness and spark ideas. We hope you’ll attend one of our leadership presentations, research talks, or numerous other events in order to educate yourself, network, and share your thoughts. Check our website for more information about upcoming events.