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June 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
How Boards Work: A Virtual Event with Dambisa Moyo and and Jerusha Stewart J.D.
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
A Virtual Event with Dambisa Moyo and and Jerusha Stewart J.D.
(Basic Books, $30)
Wednesday, June 2, 12 PM ET
LIVE via Crowdcast
A New York Times bestselling author and veteran board member offers an insider’s view of corporate boards, their struggles, and why they must adapt to survive.
Corporate boards are under great pressure. Scandals and malpractice at companies like Theranos, WeWork, Uber, and Wells Fargo have raised justified questions among regulators, shareholders, and the public about the quality of corporate governance. In How Boards Work, prizewinning economist and veteran board director Dambisa Moyo offers an insider’s view of corporate boards as they are buffeted by the turbulence of our times.
Moyo argues that corporations need boards that are more transparent, more knowledgeable, more diverse, and more deeply involved in setting the strategic course of the companies they lead. How Boards Work offers a road map for how boards can steer companies through tomorrow’s challenges and ensure they thrive to benefit their employees, shareholders, and society at large.
About the Particpants:
Dambisa Moyo is a prizewinning author of the New York Times bestsellers Edge of Chaos, Winner Take All, and Dead Aid, and she was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine. Moyo regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. She lives in New York City and London.
Jerusha Stewart J.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of TAKE YOUR SEAT
A visionary do-gooder, Jerusha Stewart is the CEO and Co-founder of www.TAKEYOURSEAT.CO, the nation’s premier online platform committed to helping candidates and boards achieve boardroom diversity success in the near term for the long term. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she has dedicated her career to elevating, exciting, and enthusing socio-political lifestyle trends to drive mission-focused entrepreneurial initiatives. She leverages lessons learned as an award-winning executive leader in the fashion, retail and entertainment industries, and is the founder of one of the nation’s leading film festivals — The Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival. Jerusha has had the pleasure of serving on the boards of both private and nonprofit entities, and throughout her work, advocates for right-minded relationships as the remedy to racism.