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The research is clear. Companies with diverse corporate boards outperform their peers. In fact, a study from MSCI found that companies with at least one woman on the board outperformed other companies of similar size by at least 5% from 2012 to 2014. Experts at the GlobeSt. Elite Women of Influence conference in July will discuss the benefits of diverse leadership and how women can snag a coveted seat on a corporate board.

Jennifer Litwak, executive director of Housing on Merit and a speaker on the Winnin a Seat on Corporate Boards panel, recommends forming relationships with the right network. “Seek out strategic personal partnerships that can provide you a valuable peer network for accessing corporate boards,” she says. “For me these were Corporate Directors Forum and 50/50 Women on Boards. Corporate Directors Forum helps directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous education and peer-networking. 50/50 Women on Boards, which is the leading global education and advocacy campaign driving the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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