One of the most important leadership roles to consider to further your professional career and positively impact your surrounding community is serving as a board member of a growing company or organization. Being part of a Board is one of the most critical roles that will determine the success of an organization. Becoming a board member of an emerging tech or high growth company, or joining the board of the institutions that are charged to create such businesses is not only a great career move, but key to attracting larger numbers of ethnic minorities to the emerging innovation economy. There are many characteristics that must be considered when participating as a member of a Board. A board member must display effective leadership skills in addition to the following:
In addition to the above characteristics of an effective board member, the typical duties of a Board of Directors include, but are not limited to:
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