The Big Shift: How Boardrooms Are Evolving—and How Leaders Should Respond
In the past five years, boardrooms have seen significant internal changes while navigating the shifting role of corporations in society. Companies operate within the increasingly complex business environment of the post-pandemic era, where abrupt changes and unforeseen crises are a continuing risk.
How can boards and executives create the right framework for staying aligned with values, negotiating with growing ESG pressures and risks, and being responsive to more diverse voices both inside and outside the boardroom? Join Lisa Edwards, Diligent President and COO, and Fortune Media CEO Alan Murray to discuss how corporations' role in the world has shifted—and how leaders can balance the risks and opportunities of this new paradigm.
Lisa Edwards is President and COO of Diligent Corporation, the largest governance, risk and compliance SaaS provider with more than $500 million in revenue and a $7 billion company valuation. Lisa is responsible for commercial growth and performance. Prior to joining Diligent, she served as EVP of Strategic Business Operations at Salesforce, after serving as Chief Procurement Officer and running the company’s Global Corporate Services. Lisa also held leadership positions at Visa, Inc. and KnowledgeX, and co-founded Valubond, prior to the company’s acquisition by Knight Capital. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company, and is deeply involved in two non-profits where she previously served on the board: Playworks and the Presidio YMCA.
Alan Murray is CEO of Fortune Media, and author of the forthcoming book Tomorrow’s Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business. Murray writes a closely-read daily newsletter, the Fortune CEO Daily, and cohosts a weekly podcast, Leadership Next. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Murray led the Pew Research Center. Before that, he was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as Deputy Managing Editor, Executive Editor Online, Washington Bureau Chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns.