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3.8 Mentoring Panel Discussion: What to Expect on a Board

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Join Horizon Pharma, UOC, Northwestern, Abundant Venture Partners, World Business Chicago, and MATTER for 3.8’s first mentoring panel discussion to hear from three senior executives, who will lead a discussion about what to expect while serving on a board.

Joining a board of directors is an honor, privilege, and a lot of responsibility. For-profit healthcare organizations need to to deliver quality service/products while simultaneously achieving a financial return to their shareholders. To do so, they need board members with proven expertise starting, running, and growing successful businesses.

Board members contribute specific skill sets, such as financial, legal expertise and/or a technical background to the companies they serve, and weigh in on critical topics like strategic decisions, hiring, succession planning, crisis management and acquisitions, so the requirements for these positions are significant.

The women on this panel are seasoned public and private board directors. They’ll highlight their expectations for serving on a board and provide insights to future and current board members.


About the 3.8 Program

When women are included in board positions, organizations gain more productivity, more profitability, and more employee commitment and retention. Women leadership is critical to a company’s success. And yet, only 21% of board members for Fortune 500 healthcare companies are women, while women make up half the workforce of these companies.

The 3.8 initiative is the first of its kind board advisory program that provides hands on experience with MATTER startup companies to acquire board-ready skills and weigh in on company development and growth.

3.8’s core purpose is to help place senior, female healthcare executives as independent board members on companies. The initiative, named for International Women’s Day (March 8), seeks to increase diversity in the healthcare innovation community and explore solutions to the challenges women face when seeking leadership positions. In addition to board placement, board appointees and businesses will have access to educational workshops and networking events designed to ensure board readiness. The initiative also aims to bring awareness and explore solutions to the challenges women face when seeking leadership positions.

Drawing inspiration from International Women’s Day, 3.8 joins women’s initiatives across the world. We are proud to be part of this collective effort to recognize women leaders and forge a better, more inclusive working world.

Interested in joining the program as a board member or startup company? Submit this form.


This panel is hosted in partnership with Horizon Pharma.


3.8 Committee

Holly Copeland - Horizon Pharma

Maryam Saleh, PhD - Abundant Venture Partners

Kristin Barrett - University of Chicago

Dimitra Georganopoulou - Northwestern

Joy Monahan JD, MPP - World Business Chicago

Polina Goryunov PhD, MBA - MATTER

Josh Chapman - MATTER


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