Board Bio and Resume: Your “Go-to-Market” Documents

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Your Board Bio, Resume, LinkedIn profile, and Pitch are sales tools. You are the product and your personal Go-to-Market strategy must clearly inform prospective buyers of your value!  It is recommended by most experts that you have both a specific board-focused Bio and a Resume.

Board documents get scanned quickly (usually within two minutes) by a board influencer, recruiter, registry manager, VC or PE partner, CEO or nominating committee.  The most important rule is to make it easy to see the value that you can bring as a board member.  Starting a board search plan without a well thought out Board Bio and CV is ill-advised.  Candidates must clearly focus on what is relevant to a board of directors. Your experiences should be linked to building a story matching your background with the needs of the role.  Don’t expect anyone but you to draw the lines between your accomplishments and their needs, lines that demonstrate your fit and relevancy.

Our “Go-To-Market” Program includes:

Two hours of consulting calls with Nancy Sheppard, Women2Boards CEO and/or our Executive Writers, to develop, draft and refine your Board Bio, Board Resume, LinkedIn tagline and Summary, and Board Pitch.

We need to have significant information about your key leadership accomplishments, with metrics of your success, past jobs, titles, focus, board interaction (corporate, advisory, nonprofit), honors, thought-leadership acknowledgments (quotes, articles, speeches), awards, and education to begin our drafting of your Board CV.

The 2-3 page resume is created first and then information pulled together for your tagline, value proposition, 4-5 key areas of expertise, and accomplishments are used to craft a one-page bio, LinkedIn summary  and a basic pitch.

Based upon our typical schedule, the process can usually be completed in 30-60 days depending upon our mutual schedules.  A deposit of 50% of the fee is needed prior to your first call to start the process, the balance is due with the first draft of your resume.

Standard Fees:

$1,795  Full Package

$1,350 Resume Only

$ 950 Bio Only

If a “rush” job is needed, there may be additional costs.

Please email and indicate your interest and date that you would like to start creating your program.