Gerri Elliott, a former senior executive, as a female, broke all barriers to become a sought after Fortune 500 corporate director. Hear Gerri's fascinating journey and what she's come to realize on her path to success. This session will be of interest to women who aspire to be a private/public company director but equally interesting to men who understand the challenges and opportunities to drive diversity on their boards.
Gerri is an independent director on the boards of public companies: Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond and Imperva, as well as two private boards, Charlotte Russe and Puppet Labs. She is the founder of Broadrooms.com, a website serving executive women who serve or want to serve on corporate boards. She also serves on the advisory boards of BoardList, a Silicon Valley effort to increase the diversity of technology boards, and the Center for Executive Women at Kellogg School of Management. Formerly, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer for Juniper Networks, she led the 4,000 person Go-to-Market Organization consisting of sales, system engineering, advanced technologies, marketing, services, support, partners and field operations.