Olga V. Mack

Corporate Boards in an Uncertain World: Preparing for the Future of Work

In our uncertain world, corporate boards and leaders face many challenges. One of the most important is properly preparing for what the future of work may bring. That means thinking about how technology will change the way employees work, how to manage risk, and how to create workplaces that attract and retain top talent. Human …

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Directors Returning to Work Post-COVID

The board directors of for-profit companies are now faced with a critical decision regarding when to return to work post-COVID. This decision, which was once considered relatively straightforward, has become much more complicated in light of the pandemic. Directors must weigh many factors in making this determination, including the safety of employees and customers, the …

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A Board of Directors’ Responsibility: Setting a Tone of Antiracism at Their Organization

In order for a company to function in an ethical and socially responsible manner, it is important for the Board of Directors to set the tone from the top. This means that they must be proactive in creating an antiracist environment within the organization. There are many ways to do this, but we will outline …

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How Board Directors Can Develop Crucial Emotional Intelligence

In a world where technology is constantly changing and business is becoming more complex, it is more important than ever for board directors to have emotional intelligence – the capacity to be aware of and manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others. It is essential for board directors to understand and empathize with …

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Corporate Board Services: Ask These Questions Now, Avoid Risk Later

This article was written by Olga Mack, originally published on Above the Law. Corporate board service is a career goal for many professionals — and it’s definitely attainable with hard work and strategy. But your dream corporate board seat may come with new and unfamiliar risks. Before joining a board, it may be a good idea …

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Beginning Your Board Service Journey: Opportunities Beyond Nonprofits

This article was written by Olga Mack, originally published on Above the Law. I do a lot of speaking to professionals, including lawyers, about demystifying board service. No matter how often I speak, the same questions often come up. One of the most common is: “Is serving on a nonprofit board a good way to start …

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State’s New Quota for Women on Corporate Boards Could Move the Needle on Diversity

This excerpt is from an article was originally published on Law.com. A bill signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown has made gender diversity on company boards not just a moral issue, but a legal one for companies in California. Olga Mack, the vice president of Quantstamp Inc., founder of Women Serve On Boards and a longtime …

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