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How Women Corporate Directors Succeed
by Elizabeth Ghaffari

Contents of Book

Acknowledgments and Abbreviations
1. Overview: Women and Corporate Boards (Excerpt)

Foreword by Toni Rembe

co-founder of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University; managing partner (retired) of the Tax Department and a member of the Executive Committee of Pillsbury Law; a guest lecturer for the New York University Tax Institute, the University of Southern California School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, the California Franchise Tax Board and the Multistate Tax Commission; member of the American Bar Association; The Fellows of The American Bar Association; San Francisco Area Women Tax Lawyers; Bar Association of San Francisco; President of the van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation; recently retired from Board of Directors of AT&T and AEGON, N.V., a Dutch company; past President and Trustee of The Commonwealth Club of California; past President and Trustee of The American Conservatory Theater.

2. Mothers Teresa: The Nonprofit Path
Gayle Edlund WilsonDirector at Gilead Sciences, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and College Access Foundation of California; Trustee of the California Institute of Technology and Burnham Institute for Medical Research; an American business professional, community activist, helped establish the merit-based California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS); past president of the Junior League of San Diego; a founding member of the San Diego chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS); former First Lady of California.
Andrea L. Rich, Ph.D.Director at Mattel Inc., Douglas Emmett Inc., and Private Bank of California; former President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); former Executive Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of University of California at Los Angeles; educator and administrator at UCLA.
3. Politicians: The Government Path
Linnet Frazier DeilyDirector at Chevron Corporation and Honeywell International Inc.; former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization; previously Vice Chairman of The Charles Schwab Corp., President of the Schwab Retail Group, and President of Schwab Institutional Services for Investment Managers; former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of First Interstate Bank of Texas.
Linda GriegoDirector of AECOM Technology Corporation and CBS Corporation; President and Chief Executive Officer of Griego Enterprises, Inc., co-founder and partner in operations of Engine Co. No. 28 (Los Angeles restaurant); former Deputy Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Rebuild LA; formerly on the boards of City National Corporation, Granite Construction Incorporated, and Southwest Water Company; currently on the boards of David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital, and the Community Development Technologies Center.
Sally K. RichardsonDirector of Molina Healthcare Inc.; Executive Director of the Institute for Health Policy Research and Associate Vice President for the Health Services Center of West Virginia University; previously, Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; former member of the White House Health Care Reform Task Force; cirremt;u currently serves on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Policy Council, National Office of March of Dimes.
4. Les Belles Lettres: The Academic Path
Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D.Director of Jack in the Box and ConAgra; former President (now Emerita) of the University of San Diego; previously, Executive Vice President and Provost of St. Louis University and held senior executive positions at Loyola University of Chicago; previously a Director of Pulitzer Publishing Company; currently Director of Independent Colleges of Southern California, The San Diego Foundation and Loyola University of Chicago, a Member of the Board of Directors of Loyola University of Chicago and of the University Of San Diego.
Mary S. Metz, Ph.D. Director of Longs Drug Stores Corp., UnionBanCal Corp. and Union Bank of California N.A., Sodexo Inc., PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; previsouly a Director of AT&T Inc. (formerly known as SBC Communications Inc.), and Pacific Telesis Group; former President (now Emerita) of Mills College; former Dean (now Emerita) of the University Extension, University of California at Berkeley; former provost and dean of academic affairs at Hood College; currently a Director and previously was the President of the S.H. Cowell Foundation; Chair Emerita of the Board of Trustees of American Conservatory Theater; served on the faculty and was special assistant to the Chancellor of Louisiana State University.
5. Angels and Venturers: The Investment Path
Leslie Myers Frécon Recently retired as a Director at Ryland Group Inc. ; Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at LFE Capital; previously a Corporate Lending Officer at the Bank of America and Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at General Mills; Director at Immaculate Baking Co., Portero, Avant Healthcare, Gentra Systems, and Simon Delivers; former Director of API Outsourcing, CobornsDelivers, LLC, Associated Packaging Technologies, Rybrook Holdings, and was Executive Director at the Greater Twin Cities United Way; Member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable and the Women President' Organization, the Advisory Board at the Center for Women’s Business Research and WomenVenture.
Donna Frame Tuttle Until its sale, Director of Hilton Worldwide Inc.; President of Korn Tuttle Capital Group and a Partner of Elmore/Tuttle Sports Group; previously was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ayer Tuttle, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism; former Director of the California Chamber of Commerce, the NCAA Foundation, the Herschel Family Entertainment Co., Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. and EVEREN Capital Corp.
Deborah Ann ColemanDirector of Applied Materials Inc., Synopsys, Inc., Kryptiq, Neopad, Teseda, Concero, Phoseon, and Reply!; Managing Partner of SmartForest Ventures; previously Chairman of the Board of Merix Corp., Vice President Materials/Operations for Tektronix, and Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President Information Systems and Technology at Apple Computer Inc.; venture advisor to PacRim Partners, Utah Ventures, and Alexander Hutton Ventures; a founding member of the Portland Angel Network; and an active supporter of the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, Brown University and the International Women’s Forum.
6. Han Solos: The Entrepreneurial Path
Judith L. EstrinDirector of The Walt Disney Company; CEO of JLabs, LLC (formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC); author of Closing the Innovation Gap (September 2008); previously, chief technology officer for Cisco Systems, co-founder of three successful technology companies: Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, and Precept Software (which was acquired by Cisco); former Director of FedEx Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Rockwell Corporation; currently on the advisory councils of Stanford's School of Engineering and Bio-X initiative; a member of the University of California President’s Science and Innovation Advisory Board and a member of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Innovation Advisory Board.
Lucille S. Salhany Until recently, a Director of Hewlett-Packard; a partner and director of Echo Bridge Entertainment LLC; former President and Chief Executive Officer of JHMedia and Chief Executive Officer and President of LifeFX Networks Inc.; launched United Paramount Network and served as its President & Chief Executive Officer; former President of Paramount Domestic Television; former Chairman of Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company; previously a Director of ION Media Networks, Inc. (formerly known as Paxson Communications Corp.), Fox Inc., Avid Technology Inc., American Media Operations Inc., and its subsidiary American Media Inc., LifeF/X Inc., Compaq Computer Corp., and Boston Restaurant Associates Inc.; and currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Hollywood Supports, a Trustee of Emerson College and Hillside School, a Director of iMedium Inc., and The Football Network.
7. Ladder Climbers: The Corporate Path
Janet Morrison Clarke Until recently, Director of Gateway, Inc., ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., and eFunds Corporation; founder and president of Clarke Littlefield LLC; previously Chief Marketing Officer of DealerTrack, Inc., former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeBase Marketing (a subsidiary of Young and Rubicam, Inc.), and former Managing Director, Global Database Marketing at Citibank; previously a senior executive in sales and marketing at R.R. Donnelly & Sons; currently a Director of Ashbury Automotive Group Inc.
Judith M. RunstadDirector of Wells Fargo Company and Potlatch Corp.; former partner, and of counsel to the law firm of Foster Pepper PLLC; former Chairwoman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and former director and Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve’s Seattle branch; previously director of SAFECO Corp.; co-chaired Governor Locke’s Washington Competitiveness Council and Governor Gregoire’s Global Competitiveness Council; currently serves on Governor Gregoire's Higher Education Task Force; currently a member of the boards of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Seattle Association, and the Washington Women’s Foundation.
Kathleen A. CoteDirector of Western Digital Corporation and VeriSign Inc.; previously the Chief Executive Officer of Worldport Communications, Inc., founder and President of Seagrass Partners, President and Chief Executive Officer of Computervision Corporation, President and General manager of PrimeService (an arm of Prime Computer, a Director of Manufacturing at Wang Laboratories, and held senior management roles at MFE Corporation, and CTI Cryogenics; previously a Director of Asure Software, Inc. (formerly Forgent Networks, Inc.), Workscape, Inc., Radview Software Ltd., and 3Com Corporation.
8. Conclusion: Quo Vadis? (Excerpt)
Appendix 1: Fortune 1000 Companies Based in California with Women Directors, 2007
Appendix 2: Women Directors on Fortune 1000 Companies Based in California, 2007
Notes, Selected Bibliography and Index

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