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While the number of board positions filled by women is increasing, the overall pool of women serving on boards isn’t growing at the same rate because firms tend to elect women who have board experience — so the barriers to entry are pretty high.

I am often asked about my board experience and how I was able to make my way onto these boards, so I thought I’d provide some answers to a few of those questions here.

How did you get on to your first board? What was the most important step you took?

I became a corporate board member at age 38. By then, I had four kids, and my company — Pinnacle Group — had been a successful 14-year-old business. …


Nina Vaca

Chairman & CEO of Pinnacle Group, civic leader, triathlete, global speaker, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Learn more: NinaVaca.com

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