Every corporate board, public or private has its own personality, its own cultures. Navigating the cultural process on any board of any size takes both intellectual and emotional IQ.
Having served on boards for over 20 years, Kay Koplovitz has learned how to focus board discussion for positive outcome. These lessons apply across industries even though business may have quite different financial models.
Policy and regulations continually change and present challenges and opportunities to board members. Kay uses her experience as a corporate board member to promote an open and transparent discussion among members. She strongly supports diversity on boards, and is an advocate of putting more women on boards, to broaden discussions from group think to group dynamics.
Current Corporate Boards
Fifth & Pacific Companies is home to some of America’s finest brands. It was born in May 2012, growing out of what was Liz Claiborne Inc. The name Fifth & Pacific Companies communicates the Company’s strategic focus on growing its global lifestyle brands – Juicy Couture, kate spade, Lucky Brand Jeans and Jack Spade. The new name also marks its transition to a direct-to-consumer retailer, after decades primarily serving department stores, and reflects the sale of the Liz Claiborne namesake brand to J.C. Penney in October 2011. Taking inspiration from New York and California, “Fifth & Pacific Companies” telegraphs both the Company’s reach and its potential.
CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with a deep expertise across all IT environments—from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. Solutions from CA Technologies enable customers to manage and secure IT environments and deliver more flexible IT services to the business faster.
ION Media Networks, Inc. is a privately-owned, independent network television broadcasting company that owns and operates the largest broadcast television station group in the U.S., reaching over 100 million homes in the U.S. via broadcast, cable, and satellite distribution systems. The company owns and operates 60 full-power broadcast television stations, including stations in each of the top 20 U.S. markets and 37 of the top 50 markets.
Springboard Enterprises is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating women’s access to the equity markets. The organization produces programs that educate, showcase and support entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and grow their companies. It is the premier platform for women entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
The College of Letters & Science teaches students to make a good living and lead a good life. It is the largest academic unit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the heart of this great institution.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.