Episodes
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Joe Hurd, former technology executive for companies like Facebook and Gannett, and experienced public company director, discuss the key similarities and differences between boards in the United States versus boards in the United Kingdom.
Published 01/12/22
In this special end-of-year edition of The Corporate Director Podcast, hosts Dottie Schindlinger and Meghan Day are joined by TK Kerstetter, host of Inside America’s Boardrooms to discuss their 2021 governance highlights and predictions for 2022.
Published 12/29/21
Published 12/29/21
In this episode of the Corporate Director Podcast, hear board member and digital expert Cris Topfner-Rigby detail her unique journey to the boardroom, and Joel Holsinger, Partner and Co-Head of Alternative Credit at Ares Management, and Michelle Armstrong, Head of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the Ares Charitable Foundation, discuss their organization’s employee-centered approach to charitable giving.
Published 12/15/21
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear Bart Van den Bussche, Director, and Aurore Zadeling, Director Manager, at PwC Belgium discuss key findings from the latest edition of the Corporate Governance and Executive Pay report.
Published 12/01/21
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear Bart Van den Bussche, Director, and Aurore Zadeling, Director Manager, at PwC Belgium discuss key findings from the latest edition of the Corporate Governance and Executive Pay report.
Published 12/01/21
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Andrew Droste, Head of Stewardship for the Americas for the Carbon Tracker Initiative, an independent financial think tank. Droste discusses the current ESG regulatory and investor landscape, future evolutions in the space, and what corporate leaders should be doing as a result.
Published 11/17/21
On this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Nick Shevelyov, the Chief Security Officer of Silicon Valley Bank and author of the new book, Cyber War...and Peace: Building Digital Trust Today with History as our Guide, discuss the importance of cyber security in today’s boardroom discussions. Shevelyov also shares some insights on how companies can build and maintain an appropriate digital defense team.
Published 11/03/21
On this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Frederik Otto, founder and business advisor of the Sustainability Board Report, discuss the importance of sustainable corporate leadership and the future of sustainability. Otto also dives into some research findings around sustainable board practices.
Published 10/20/21
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Sally Susman, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer, as she takes us inside the process to create a COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed “Project Lightspeed,” and what she learned about leadership and governance along the way.  
Published 10/06/21
How can we increase board accountability in new, emerging and critical issue areas? In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, hear from Alexander Lowry, Executive Director of the Career & Connection Institute, and Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association as they discuss ESG, stakeholder capitalism, DEI and more and how the boardroom can support meaningful progress. 
Published 09/22/21
In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, Frederic Barge, founder of Reward Value, gives a preview of his upcoming research on how we can rethink executive compensation models to better serve all stakeholders. 
Published 09/08/21
What emerging trends and issue areas should corporate leaders be watching as we move into a new era of business? In this episode, Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media, discusses the changing roles of the board and C-suite as stakeholder capitalism takes a stronger root in how companies function.
Published 08/25/21
In this episode, hear from Dennis Carey, Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry, Ram Charan, world-renowned business adviser, author, teacher, and speaker, and Bill McNabb, former Chairman and CEO of Vanguard, as they take us inside the key takeaways and impetus behind the publication of their latest book: Talent, Strategy, Risk: How Investors and Boards Are Redefining TSR.
Published 08/11/21
As we operate in a rapidly evolving world, how has the mandate of the board changed, and what does that mean for their responsibilities and duties moving forward? Hear from global economist and experienced leader Dr. Dambisa Moyo as she shares insights from her latest book: “How Boards Work – And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World”
Published 07/28/21
As the push for greater diversity in the boardroom continues, what does the picture look like in different cultures and communities around the world? In this episode, Caroline Fattal discusses her unusual journey to the boardroom in the Middle East and her work to empower other women in leadership roles in the region.
Published 07/14/21
How can we best work to support LGBTQ+ representation in company leadership? Hear from Todd Sears and Matt Fust of Out Leadership on the current state of LGBTQ+ representation, the work they are doing to support LGBTQ+ leaders, and methods organizations should be utilizing to move the needle.
Published 06/30/21
Author Mark Tighe takes us inside his best-selling book, Champagne Football: The Rise and Fall of John Delaney and the Football Association of Ireland, a story of corruption, groupthink, and the cult of celebrity that rocked the Irish football and governance communities in equal measure.
Published 06/16/21
As existential threats to business continue to mount, how can companies ensure the health and long-term viability of their company and employees? Hear from Isabel Kelly, non-executive director at the Panoply and CEO of Profit with Purpose, on the importance of nonprofit and for-profit collaboration, and from Ulrike Malmendier, Economics Professor at the University of California Berkeley, on the effects of stress on CEO health outcomes. 
Published 06/02/21
What lessons should companies take forward into the “next normal?” How can we meaningfully support and drive inclusion at all levels of an organization? Joyce Cacho, experienced board member at Sunrise Banks NA, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, discusses the importance of inclusion in 2021 and beyond.
Published 05/19/21
As we continue to move out of the pandemic, how can corporate leaders “do better?” In this episode, hear from Hubert Joly, the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, and Colin McLetchie, President and Founder of Five Ways Forward, discuss the best ways to truly lead with purpose.
Published 05/05/21
Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in corporate leadership has been a long-fought uphill battle. In the wake of company commitments, listing requirements and government legislation on the issue, who has benefitted? More importantly, which groups have still been left out and left behind? Hear from Meesha Rosa, Senior Director of Board Services at Catalyst, on how to ensure that a rising tide really does lift all boats.
Published 04/21/21
How can directors best support and direct strategic business transformation? Hear from transformation expert and board member Dorlisa Flur about her experiences overseeing several unique business transformations, some in the midst of the pandemic.
Published 04/07/21
In the push for greater boardroom diversity, how can we ensure we correctly track, measure, and promote progress? Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) details the struggle for greater Latino representation in public company boardrooms, and what her organization is doing to help.
Published 03/24/21