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How to Use Board Membership for Business Development

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Guest Linda Bolliger has traveled the path of using entrepreneurship to engineer social change. A successful business owner for over 20 years in Washington, DC, she is a recognized national diversity leader who has founded and operated--in addition to her own management and consulting firm--two public service projects: the Enterprise Exchange, Inc., in 1988 that published the annual Washington, DC Business Guide© and staffed the DC Small Business Incubator; and Boardroom Bound®, her current public service challenge. She founded the group in1999 and allied it with over 30 other national advocacy organizations in a joint effort to stand for good governance and diversity in the corporate boardroom. Boardroom Bound and its Boardology™ Institute nationally offer business leaders Director Candidate Development Training AND Promotional Services (for board appointments). The group is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2010 with a “first: “ an appointment at the Federal Reserve Bank level. Since 2004, 35 private and publicly-traded companies have appointed 36 candidates AND have embraced her boardr diversity vision! Linda’s story illustrates how one person can still make a difference on a national basis.

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