Lessons Learned: Advice from a First-Time Board Member

Kira Ciccarelli

Host: Rachel Simon, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Board & Governance at Diligent

Guest: Bridget Ross, Director, LeMaitre and CEO, ChroniSense Medical


In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, Bridget Ross, CEO and Board Member, discusses joining her first board during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and how she’s used her own experience to innovate director onboarding at her own companies. 

In this episode:

    1. Pandemic-Era Onboarding: Ross gives her perspective on what it was like to join her first board during initial COVID-19 lockdowns.
    2. Heading the Nom/Gov Committee: Ross discusses how she’s using her own onboarding experience when selecting and onboarding new directors.
    3. Advice for Rising Directors: Ross leaves us with a few parting words of advice for anyone seeking their first board seat. 

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Kira Ciccarelli
Kira Ciccarelli is Lead Researcher at the Diligent Institute, the think tank and research arm of Diligent Corporation. Her work focuses on conducting and providing governance research to inform director decision-making and guide best practices. Kira is one of the producers of The Corporate Director Podcast.