Date: Jul 19, 2023Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

HBSLAA – Preparing Yourself to Join a Board (virtual)

Wed, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Virtual
General PublicCareer & Leadership


We continue to develop programming to help our members accelerate their careers with the changing times. Don’t miss your chance to learn about trends in board composition, how you can prepare to be considered for a board role, and once you’re ready, how you can prepare for the selection process.

Kris Pederson and Dan Clifford from EY’s Center for Board Matters will join us for a conversation on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT. Eduardo Weinstein (MBA 2009) will be moderating the discussion and there will be time at the end to ask questions.

Participants must register by Noon on July 18th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Kris Pederson

EY Americas, Center for Board Matters Leader

With vast experience in management consulting, auditing/financial analysis, and corporate governance from serving as a corporate director, Kris Pederson currently leads the EY Center for Board Matters. Her purpose is to help companies and especially diverse professionals succeed by paving the way, particularly at the board level.

During her tenure at EY, she has focused on the board agenda, including the board’s role in strategy definition, disruptive innovation, board performance, organizational culture, and long-term value. Before leading the EY Center for Board Matters, Kris served as the EY Americas Consulting Corporate Governance Leader. She has led many large strategy consulting practices, culminating in leading the 1000+ EY Americas Strategy Consulting practice after leading teams at IBM and PWC.

Kris is active with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a certified director and serves as the NACD CO programs chair. She is an Advisory Director for the NFL’s Alumni Association. Kris also serves on the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Advisory Board. She is a past corporate director for Great Western Bank, where she served on the audit committee, and Windward Reports, as an advisory board member. She was Vice Chair and on the Compensation Committee for the Association of Mechanical Engineers and is a past member of the White House Commission for Women in STEM.

She was awarded Consulting Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016/2017 and before that, honored as a Top 25 Consultant by the magazine in 2007.

When she isn’t working, Kris is either golfing, skiing or hiking in the mountains of Boulder, CO, her home.


Dan Clifford

EY Board Network Leader - Director at EY

Twenty years of recognized exceptional performance at a Big Four Accounting firm.

Designed, built and, promoted “Assessment of Service Quality” (ASQ), a client satisfaction program that has become an integral part of Ernst & Young’s culture and is viewed by EY’s clients and partners as a differentiator. EY annually conducts independent, face-to-face interviews with 80% of its 1500 priority accounts.

Directed the analysis of quantitative and qualitative feedback from thousands of C-Suite executives. Leveraged analytics, to define the ten characteristics of a high-performing client relationship.

Managed the development and implementation of multi-million dollar global technology solutions that have significantly minimized risk to EY, increased efficiency, and reduced operating costs.

Set priorities, defined measures of success, and evaluated performance of teams and business units across the Americas.

Led a consulting engagement, as the subject matter expert on generating customer loyalty, to assist the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with repairing and strengthening their relationships with top sponsors.


Eduardo Weinstein (MBA 2009)

Director of Data Science, Meta

Eduardo is a Director of Data Science at Meta supporting the Business Integrity Organization. His team helps ensure safe and trusted connections between people, businesses, and Meta. Prior to Meta, Eduardo was the Head of Analytics & Attribution in Google’s Global Business Organization and a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Eduardo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Harvard Business School, class of 2009.

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Date: Jul 19, 2023Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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