Special Insights for Women Lawyers on Their Way to the Boardroom


Reports show that the number of women on boards across the United States is on the rise, but even with 22 percent of board seats claimed by women, progress is slow and more board-ready women are needed in the pipeline. To round out Women's History Month, Major, Lindsey & Africa's Jay Kim sat down with Allegis Partners’ Heather Wolf to provide guidance on how to begin your journey into board service. In this webinar, they explored:

  • Why is there resistance to lawyers on boards?
  • Are lawyers being selected more frequently to serve on corporate boards?
  • What can women in the legal profession do during their careers to prepare themselves?
  • What skills and experiences are boards currently looking for?
  • What materials do I need for my board search?
  • Does serving on a nonprofit board translate?
  • Are there organizations that can help with a lawyer's board journey?
  • How does one assess a board opportunity and prepare for interviewing?
  • Are board service recruiters worthwhile?
  • What types of boards are typically willing to include young professionals?


  • Heather Wolf, Managing Director - CEO & Board Search Practice, Allegis Partners
  • Jay Kim, Partner, In-House Counsel Recruiting, Major, Lindsey & Africa