Ellig Group
Board Academy Bootcamp

Your Pathway to the Boardroom

At Ellig Group, we understand the critical responsibilities of board service and are committed to empowering you with the tools and resources needed to succeed as an executive seeking a board seat. Passionate about our commitment to enhancing board diversity and excellence, we were proud to acquire Maggie Wilderotter’s prestigious Corporate Director Academy in 2023 to continue her legacy and promote greater diverse leadership. Over 800 executives have attended the Academy since 2019.

Our program is designed to enhance you in the following ways: your current position, promote your interactions with your board and other board directors, your market presence and help you develop an actionable pathway to the boardroom. Facilitated by exceptional board directors from diverse industries, our program offers a curated curriculum designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to enhance your skills and reputation, secure a seat, and thrive as a first-time board member.

Here's what you can expect from our
Board Academy Bootcamp

Interactive Learning Experience

Engage in stimulating discussions led by seasoned board directors, gaining insights and perspectives crucial for working with boards as an executive and how to achieve a board seat.

Strategic Networking

Forge valuable connections with peers and industry leaders, expanding your network and unlocking new opportunities.

Personalized Workbook Action Plan

Receive a customized roadmap tailored to your unique goals and aspirations, guiding you through the process of preparing for and serving on a board.

Board Bio Feedback

Refine your board bio with expert feedback, enhancing your profile and visibility to board search committees.

Enhanced Visibility

Gain exposure through inclusion in the Equilar Diversity Network database, increasing your visibility to board search platforms and opportunities.

Personal Branding

Learn how to build a strong personal brand and enhance your online presence to better position yourself for board roles.

Ongoing Support

Stay connected through follow-up virtual meetings, ensuring ongoing engagement and support as you progress towards boardroom excellence.

Join us and embark on a transformative journey towards boardroom excellence at Ellig Group’s Board Academy Bootcamp.

For more information and to reserve your seat, contact us today at bootcamp@elliggroup.com or (212) 688-8671.

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Maggie Wilderotter and Janice Ellig discuss their dedication to the Board Academy Bootcamp and its significance and impact in boardrooms.

2024 Bootcamp Leaders

Maggie Wilderotter

Maggie Wilderotter

Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Heidi Steiger

Heidi Steiger

Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto

Upcoming Dates for 2024

What our past participants are saying

I wish I had known about and participated in the Bootcamp sooner! The Bootcamp provided an understanding of how best to position and prepare myself for future board opportunities by addressing important aspects of branding, networks, and board accountabilities. Most of which I would never have arrived at on my own. Attending has expanded my view of potential board opportunities and how to best position myself to obtain one or more. As a sitting Chief HR Officer currently serving as the executive liaison to a board committee, I also benefited from the panel of board members who openly shared insights about their roles, views of fiduciary responsibilities of the board, interactions with management, and more. The pace of the program and level of engagement between the presenters, panelists, and participants was perfect.
Tye Graham
Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer
Such an amazing, worthwhile program with an incredible group of people. Fabulous!
Frances Resheske
Board Member
Thank you for hosting the intensive, inspiring, and action-oriented Ellig Group Board Academy Bootcamp. Getting to know such amazing women who are dedicated to listening, learning, and motivating each other will make this journey even more memorable. Special thanks to Maggie Wilderotter for demystifying the process and for developing a framework for action rooted in intentional actions.
Joan Khoury
Senior Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer
I can never stop learning from the incredible Janice Ellig and Maggie Wilderotter. The Ellig Group Board Academy Bootcamp taught me many things today. First, confidence and clarity are as important as competence. Second, get very clear on your unique value proposition. And my favorite: who you are is more important than what you do. I will carry these lessons and so much more. Thank you, Ellig Group immeasurably!
Catherine Hormats
Executive Coach
Tye GrahamExecutive Vice President, Chief HR Officer
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I wish I had known about and participated in the Bootcamp sooner! The Bootcamp provided an understanding of how best to position and prepare myself for future board opportunities by addressing important aspects of branding, networks, and board accountabilities. Most of which I would never have arrived at on my own. Attending has expanded my view of potential board opportunities and how to best position myself to obtain one or more. As a sitting Chief HR Officer currently serving as the executive liaison to a board committee, I also benefited from the panel of board members who openly shared insights about their roles, views of fiduciary responsibilities of the board, interactions with management, and more. The pace of the program and level of engagement between the presenters, panelists, and participants was perfect.
Joan Khoury Senior Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer
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Thank you for hosting the intensive, inspiring, and action-oriented Ellig Group Board Academy Bootcamp. Getting to know such amazing women who are dedicated to listening, learning, and motivating each other will make this journey even more memorable. Special thanks to Maggie Wilderotter for demystifying the process and for developing a framework for action rooted in intentional actions.
Catherine HormatsExecutive Coach
Read More
I can never stop learning from the incredible Janice Ellig and Maggie Wilderotter. The Ellig Group Board Academy Bootcamp taught me many things today. First, confidence and clarity are as important as competence. Second, get very clear on your unique value proposition. And my favorite: who you are is more important than what you do. I will carry these lessons and so much more. Thank you, Ellig Group immeasurably!
Frances ResheskeBoard Member
Read More
Such an amazing, worthwhile program with an incredible group of people. Fabulous!
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Tonie Leatherberry was at Deloitte for nearly three decades where she was the principal architect of The Board Leadership Forum and the NextGen CEO Academy, each of which has had a meaningful impact, ultimately placing more than 70 Black leaders into executive-level and board roles. As Chair Emeritus of the Executive Leadership Council, she created the Chairman’s Council of Academic Achievement to address achievement gaps for students of color in America’s educational systems, and as President of the Deloitte Foundation, the mission was to drive initiatives to develop future leaders through education. She is a passionate leader who has devoted much of her professional life to creating opportunities for women and people of color. Tonie is Lead director for Direct Digital Holdings, and a Board Director at Zoetis Inc. and American Family Insurance.

Cindie Jamison was elected Chair of the Darden Restaurants Board (NYSE: DRI) in September 2023, having served as a Director since October 2014 as part of a complete Board replacement slate through Starboard Value’s proxy fight. Since 2013, she has also served on the Office Depot Board (NASDAQ: ODP) where she Chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. In May 2015, she joined the Big Lots, Inc (NYSE: BIG) Board, and became Chair in May 2022. In May 2023 Cindie stepped down from the Tractor Supply Company Board (NASDAQ:TSCO), a position she has held since 2002, where she was Chairman of the Board, after serving as Lead Director, and Chair of the Audit, Compensation & Corporate Governance Committees. Cindie joined the Board of Save the Children in February 2024.

David Chun, Founder and CEO, Equilar, Inc., has led Equilar since its inception to become one of the most trusted names in the corporate governance community. David has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Disruptor Award by 2020 Women on Boards and Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. David speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Deloitte, EY, HR Policy Association, KPMG, NACD, NASDAQ, NYSE, The Society for Corporate Governance and Stanford’s Directors’ College. Prior to founding Equilar, David was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, a global investment bank that has since merged with Credit Suisse. Before DLJ, David was a management consultant with Bain & Company and also Kenan Systems, a telecom software developer acquired by Lucent Technologies. David serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Club of California, PGA Reach, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). He is on Nasdaq’s Center for Board Excellence Advisory Board and Catalyst’s Women on Board Advisory Council. David is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Past Chair of the SF Bay Chapter, a founding member of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and a former board member of the Wharton Center for Entrepreneurship and the Asian Pacific Fund Community Foundation of San Francisco.

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Priscilla Sims Brown serves as President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, a full-service bank, lender and investment manager with a century-long commitment to advancing positive social change. Amalgamated Financial Corp., the holding company for the Bank, is the first publicly traded (NASDAQ: AMAL) financial institution to be a public benefit corporation. Priscilla guides Amalgamated Bank in championing social responsibility through values-based banking, customer-centric services, and mission focused lending, serving individuals and organizations, including climate groups, foundations, labor unions, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and other socially responsible businesses, who care that their deposits are put to work for good. Priscilla is also dedicated to addressing environmental and social justice issues at Amalgamated Bank. More than 60% of the Bank’s lending and select balance sheet investments are high-impact through affordable housing, nonprofits, and climate solutions. Named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2023 by American Banker, Priscilla has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, PBS, and CNBC Changemakers, among others.

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Myra Biblowit is the President Emeritus of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer research organization with a mission focused exclusively on funding the world’s most promising research. Myra took the helm as BCRF President in 2001 and, after 22 years, retired in April 2023. During Myra’s tenure, BCRF funding enabled breakthroughs in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. Myra was widely recognized for leading one of the most impactful, financially efficient, and transparent nonprofits in the United States. Prior, Myra was Vice Dean for External Affairs at NYU Medical Center where she headed the Development, Alumni Relations and Public Relations departments. Previously she led the capital campaign as Senior Vice President of the American Museum of Natural History. Earlier, Myra served as Executive Vice President of the Central Park Conservancy. Myra is a member of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the Housewares Charity Foundation and the Historic House Trust of New York City. She is a member of the New York Women’s Forum, the Yellow for Pink National Council, Extraordinary Women on Boards and serves on the Advisory Board of Project Hope for Ovarian Cancer Research & Education.

Truett Tate is Chairman of a number of Boards, including Reference Point, TLC Lions, Thinkably and the recently retired Chairman of QBE, NA. Truett Tate is also Director of the DEVClever board. Truett has a long and esteemed global executive history including most recently as CEO of ANZ USA, Europe, Japan, Korea and the Middle East. Immediately prior, he was Group Executive (and Board member) at Lloyds Banking Group, responsible for Wholesale & International Banking (Including Global Wealth and International Retail) across the United Kingdom, the Americas and worldwide and prior spending 27 years at Citigroup where he held a variety of senior roles including corporate banking business across each of its regional geographies. Truett’s long board history includes Virgin Group, Ten Group, the BITC, BAB Inc along with many other charitable and academic organizations. A speaker, guest lecturer, philanthropist and professional coach/mentor, Truett has seemingly bottomless energy and passionate interest in a safer, more just, more humane and more sustainable world.

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Janice Reals Ellig

Chief Executive Officer

As the head of the Ellig Group, Janice is dedicated to increasing the placement of women and diverse candidates on corporate boards and in C-suites by 2025. Janice joined the legacy firm in 2000 and became Co-Chief Executive Officer in its transition to Chadick Ellig in 2007; she assumed sole ownership of the company as the Ellig Group in 2017 with a new focus on Reimagining Search. Prior to her career in executive search, Janice spent 20 years in corporate America at Pfizer, Citi and Ambac Financial Group, an IPO from Citibank, where she was responsible for Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration.

Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity. She frequently appears at speaking engagements and as a media guest, and she has penned multiple articles for outlets such as Directors & Boards, Directorship, Corporate Director, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.com. Janice also co-authored two books: Driving The Career Highway and What Every Successful Woman Knows, acknowledged by Bloomberg Businessweek as “the best of its genre.”

A tirelessly active member of the industry and champion of her causes, Janice is Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative and its signature event, Breakfast of Corporate Champions. Since 2011, Janice continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. (LINK: www.womensforumny.org).

Janice is personally committed to several NFP organizations: Board Director of the National YMCA and Past Chair of the YMCA Board of Greater New York; Trustee of the Actors Fund and Committee For Economic Development (CED); Incoming Chair, University of Iowa Foundation; Women’s Forum of New York Past President and Chair of the Corporate Board Initiative; member of the Steering Committee, US 30% Club and The Economic Club of New York.

In recognition for her many philanthropic activities, Janice received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Eleanor Raynolds Award for Volunteerism in 2008. Named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews, she was also a recipient of the Channel 21 Award In Excellence for her contribution to “Excellence in the Economic Development for Women.”

“Listening to our clients’ needs, learning their business and understanding their culture is how we present the best talent and provide  a competitive advantage. We place candidates with the character, competencies, commitment, (intellectual) curiosity and courage to make a difference. Our goal is always to go beyond the expected and deliver valuable advice, measurable results and great talent!”

– Janice Reals Ellig

  • Champion of gender parity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Industry expert, speaker, and author
  • Founder of the Women’s Forum of New York’s Corporate Board Initiative
  • Committed board and committee member and philanthropist

T: (212) 688-8671 ext. 226
E: Janice@ElligGroup.com