Episode 172:

How to Make a Contribution in the Boardroom, with Barry Williams

Apr 13, 2022 | Boardroom Bound

Defining the basket of skills necessary to be an effective board member.

About this episode


It is essential to continuously listen and learn in order to develop your boardroom skillset. As Barry Lawson Williams joins us today, he dives into the basket of skills necessary to build a career as a board member.

Barry is a retired entrepreneur and director of 14 corporate boards. Since 2012, he has focused on promoting diversity on corporate boards and on mentoring black professionals. He has conducted studies on financial planning and corporate director succession planning for black professionals as well as his recent study on the experiences of 50 seasoned black directors on corporate boards. He currently teaches a two-year course on professional development for post MBA minorities and supports two minority-oriented venture firms. In addition, he taught at Haas Business School, was an environmental mediator and trustee at JAMS, and was CEO of the American Management Association. 

In today’s episode, Barry shares his best advice and knowledge gained from his impressive experience serving on a portfolio of boards. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound!


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