theBoardlist Presents: Board Readiness for Women 2.0


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shannon gordon

CEO, theBoardlist

Shannon Gordon is a technology executive and leader with proven experience building and scaling new customer experiences. She is currently CEO of theBoardlist, a curated talent marketplace that connects highly qualified female leaders with board opportunities at public and private companies. Before joining theBoardlist, Shannon was SVP Operations and Customer Experience at Shyp, a San Francisco startup that helped small businesses with their shipping needs. 

Prior to Shyp, Shannon was VP, Customer Experience at where she grew Walmart's omni-channel businesses, such as order online/ pickup in store, from a pilot in just a few stores to a chain wide program and a core part of Walmart's eCommerce offering. Shannon has also worked at McKinsey & Company in Chicago and attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Nancy Lublin

Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line

Nancy Lublin does not sleep very much. She is currently the Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line, which has processed over 100 million messages since 2013 and is one of the first “big data for good” orgs. She was CEO of for 12 years, taking it from bankruptcy to the largest organization for teens and social change in the world. Her first venture was Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in almost 150 cities in 22 countries. She founded this organization with a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather. Before leading three of the most popular charity brands in America, she was a bookworm. She studied politics at Brown University, political theory at Oxford University (as a Marshall Scholar), and has a law degree from New York University. She is the author of 4 books and is a board member of McGraw Hill Education and is the board chair for Nancy is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (attending Davos multiple times), was named Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and has been named in the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list 3 times. She is married to Jason Diaz and has two children who have never tasted Chicken McNuggets.

Lindsay Riddell

Speaker, Media and Content Strategist for Hotwire Global

Lindsay Riddell is a speaker, media and content strategist for Hotwire Global. She spent 18 years as a journalist reporting on a broad range of topics from Silicon Valley’s venture capital ecosystem to the electric car revolution, most recently at the San Francisco Business Times. Prior to Hotwire, she was the Director of Marketing at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco where she ran all marketing programs for one of the non-profit’s largest worldwide affiliates. She has worked extensively with executives on thought leadership, speaking and media training, executive profiling and interview readiness and she leads Hotwire’s Speaker Training program. She was named the Top Presenter at the 2019 Future Communicators Conference.

Lisa Skeete Tatum

Founder and CEO of Landit

Lisa Skeete Tatum is founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform created to increase the success and engagement of women in the workplace, and to enable companies to attract, develop, and retain high-potential diverse talent.  Previously, Lisa was a General Partner for over a decade with Cardinal Partners, a $350M+ early stage healthcare venture capital firm. Lisa also worked for Procter & Gamble, GE Capital, and founded her own consulting practice.

Lisa serves on numerous high growth, public, and non-profit boards including Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI), Cornell University Board of Trustees and the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.  She has been featured in the WSJ, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., BBC Business and named one of the Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016 by Inc. Landit was named one of the Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016 by Fast Company.

Lisa is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 4. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Lynn Utter

Independent Director

After 30 years of lending strategic insight and operational excellence to iconic B2B and consumer brands where supply chains matter, Lynn Utter now serves as an Independent Director for three corporate and one not-for-profit boards.  She serves as an Independent Director for two Fortune 500 companies, WESCO International, a Pittsburgh based industrial distribution company, and Philadelphia based Lincoln Financial Corporation. Lynn also chairs the Board for private equity-backed Merchants Metals, and serves as the Chief Talent Officer for Merchants’ financial sponsor, Atlas Holdings, LLC. 

Lynn previously served as Chief Executive Officer of First Source, the largest packager and distributor of candies and specialty foods in the US.  Prior to First Source she served as global President and Chief Operating Officer of Knoll Office, and as the Chief Strategy Officer at Coors Brewing Company. Her previous experience includes six years with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay and four years with Strategic Planning Associates in Washington D.C.

Lynn has served on a myriad of not-for-profit boards including the Board of Overseers for the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, The University of Texas, and United Way; and recently co-chaired the Stanford GSB's Task Force on Women.  She received the Paradigm Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, was inducted to the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, has been twice recognized as a recipient of Stanford University’s Award of Merit, and was honored as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex. Lynn received a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas, and she earned an MBA from Stanford.  Lynn and her husband share an empty nest outside of Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the 2003 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.