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Governing with intention and purpose

The business world of today calls for a fundamental reinvention – a foundational reset – of how boards are structured and led, how they govern, and how they can be more forward-looking. Boards (and companies) that refuse to reimagine their composition will be left behind.

governing with intention
why boards must reinvent

Why boards must reinvent themselves in response to the evolving societal landscape

It’s time to reimagine the roles in the boardroom and how board directors can come together to provide intentional, strategic governance. From Athena Alliance and Nasdaq, learn…

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About the Authors


Coco Brown

Founder and CEO of Athena Alliance


Jessica N. Grounds

Co-Founder of Mine The Gap


Jerusha Stewart, JD

JD, CEO & Co-Founder of TAKE YOUR SEAT

kaley childs karaffa

Kaley Childs Karaffa, Esq.

Senior Director of Board Engagement and Governance Counsel

James Beasley

Head of Board Engagement, EMEA at Nasdaq

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