Leisa: Hello, I’m Leisa Holland Nelson and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business, where we’re going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Jill Griffith, Author and Corporate Board Director; Jill, welcome to Women Mean Business.
Jill: Thank you Leisa, delighted to be here.
Leisa: I’m very excited to have you here. I think you’re probably living my dream and a lot of other women’s dreams, so tell me about what you do.
Jill: Well my area of specialty is customer loyalty and I wrote three books in that arena. And so that skillset is what got me on the Luby’s Fuddrucker’s board, on which I’ve served since 2003.
Leisa: That’s a long time to be on a public board.
Jill: It is, it is; it’s been a great ride. I’ve learned so much and that’s the reason I’ve written this book because I wanted other people who didn’t know about the process to learn about the process so they could get board seats.
Leisa: I mean I know lots of women who want to be on corporate boards, public and private.
Jill: Yes, and have the talent to be on the board.
Leisa: And so many of us have no idea what to do first.
Leisa: I know for me personally even getting my CV together and getting it on one page after a career years.
Jill: Well, I would do a caveat to that; it doesn’t need to be on just one page.
Leisa: Ok, well cool, but 14 was kind of a lot.
Jill: What I saw early was that the process was very murky and a lot of it was being in the good ol’ boy club, so I wanted to open it up for males and females that weren’t part of the good ol’ boys club to get a seat. So that’s what inspired me to write the book.
Leisa: Thank you so much for being with us today. There you have it, another extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things. I’m Leisa Holland Nelson, Co-founder and President of ContentActive, Houston’s leading web and mobile technology company. You can find me at ContactActive.com or follow me on Twitter @LHNelson. We’ll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.
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