Patricia is a sought after speaker, giving talks on leadership, diversity and building capacity for excellence at conferences, industry events and board retreats.

She is no stranger to the media. Often being interviewed for outlets like:

  • Fox Business
  • Chief Executive Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Forbes Women
  • Business Insider
  • Boardmember.com
  • Executive Recruiter News
  • Chicago Tribune
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Money Magazine
  • Huffingtonpost.com
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Directors & Boards Magazine

Speaking Engagements

2016: Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom 2: The Path to Value Creation (Chicago, IL)

2016: FidAR-Forum VIII: Women on Board – Boarding in Europe (Berlin, Germany) (Christiane Neumayer)

2016: Stern School of Business, New York University: Stern Women in Business Conference (New York, NY) (Christiane Neumayer)

2016: Global Board Leaders Summit, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD): Workshop: Landing Your Next Board Seat (Washington, DC)

2016: Association for Talent Development (ATD): Managing for the Future: Millennials and Beyond (Webinar)

2016: Concordia Alumni, Women & Leadership: Corner Officer Conversation: How to Steer Your Career to Boost Your Prospects for Future Corporate Governance Positions.

2016: Darla Moore School of Business – University of South Carolina: International MBA: Guest Lecturer (Columbia, SC)

2016: KPMG/ESCP Europe: Gouverance, Stratégie, Risques et Performance. Femmes Dirigeantes et Administrateurs : La France en Retard? (Paris, France) (Christiane Neumayer)

2015: CMO Council: CMO Summit – CMO Rising: Reshaping the Role; Future-Proofing the CMO: Understanding CMO Requirements and Resources Through the Eyes of Recruiters (Napa, CA)

2015: NYC CFO Leadership Council: Inside and Outside the Boardroom: Managing and Working with Boards.

2015: Global Board Leaders’ Summit, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD): How to Land your Next Board Seat (Washington, DC)

2015: International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS): Inaugural Conference in Copenhagen: How Can We Restore Trust in Business Through Corporate Governance? (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2015: Thomson Reuters Step-Up Summit. An Exclusive Board Development Event for Senior Executive Women.

2015: Inside the Mind of the Investor – Perspectives on Shareholder Activism and Investor Outreach; Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

2014: Activist Investors & Boards: An Invaluable Dynamic in Corporate Governance & Strategy (Women in the Boardroom)

2014: Webinar: How to Get a Seat at the Table: A Discussion with Two Board Experts (Women in the Boardroom)

2014: Diversity: A Kick-Start to Better Decision Making, TrainingIndustry.com

2014: MIT Sloan School of Management Alumni Association: Why Serve on a Board? (Boston, MA)

2014: Women’s Leadership Forum: How to Become a Corporate Board Director (Philadelphia, PA)

2013: Global Women’s Leadership Summit: Sponsorship and Mentorship for Women

2013: Game On Business Talk Radio: Resume Fraud, The Perfect White Collar Crime

2013: Twitter Chat: The Importance of Sponsorship (rather than Mentorship)

2012: 2020 Women on Boards Panelist

2011: Executive Forum Recruiter Panel (Greenwich, CT)

2011: NYU Stern School of Business – Women on Boards – Moving Towards Greater Gender Balance

2010: Succession Planning Webinar

Patricia in the Press

The S&P 500 Companies With the Most Diverse Boards
TheStreet 7 February 2017
Here’s a look at the most diverse boards across the S&P 500

How to stand out in a group interview
New York Post 6 February 2017
Although group interviews may seem overwhelming, they hold some definite advantages.

Why You Haven’t Landed A Seat On The Board
Forbes 5 October 2016
Being invited to serve on a board is a coveted position. It requires thought and planning to become a valued member of any board. It’s not enough to assume that you’re qualified and ready.

LGBT in the boardroom
Ethical Boardroom 20 May 2016
The case for diversity in corporate boardrooms has been made. Businesses actually benefit when they embrace diversity. Not because it is socially acceptable or the politically correct thing to do, but because it generates positive financial results.

Name check: How important are references on your resume?
Chicago Tribune 6 May 2016
If you were to do a search for one of the most commonly used phrases on today’s resumes, you’d probably begin and end with “References available upon request.”

Succession: Only 22% of IRgA Members Have a Plan
IRgA Today 20 April 2016
So how does succession planning happen? Here are tips from three experts.

Gouvernance d’entreprise : comment assurer la relève ?
L’Équation de la Confiance 20 April 2016
Pour répondre au mieux aux objectifs de l’entreprise, la composition du board doit être en permanence réévaluée et reconsidérée.

10 Integral Pieces to Succession Planning
Directors & Boards 14 March 2016
Charting your process.

7 Interview Questions That Can Help You Land Your Dream Job
Fast Company 17 November 2015
This is an opportunity to both do some sleuthing about your prospective employer and showcase your own skills and thinking, she says. If you’re truly stumped, have these seven questions in mind for your next interview.

Human Resources Departments Must Master Digital Recruitment
Skilled Up For Companies 23 June 2015
While the future of recruiting is yet unknown for the human resource industry, what is presently certain is a company must be worth working for when top talent types its name into Google, so be as good as the talent you seek.

Gender Diversity: Moving from the why to the how
Ethical Boardroom Summer 2015
There are ways to improve gender balance in boardrooms without using quotas.

How to Retain Top Performers at Your Small Business
Bank of America – Small Business Community 10 June 2015
What you can do to help retain your best workers—and keep them loyal and fulfilled.

6 Ways CEOs Can Be Prepared When Activist Investors Strike
Chief Executive 20 February 2015
6 ways CEOs can prepare and protect themselves and their companies when activist stockholders begin sniffing around.

Jill Abramson firing points up strength of glass ceiling
SF Gate  16 May 2014
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

Apple pledges to broaden diversity in the boardroom
Inside Counsel Magazine  9 January 2014
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

Developments Regarding Gender Diversity on Public Boards
Harvard Law School Forum  12 November 2013
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

Urban Outfitters names CEO’s wife to board to quiet diversity demands
Corporate Secretary  30 May 2013
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

Multiple Directorships: To Be or Not To Be?
CEO Magazine  
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

Think Different? Real diversity means getting past groupthink.
The Conference Board Review  Summer 2012
Diversity was never supposed to be limited to skin color, gender, or ethnicity. It also promised to help generate a broader range of thoughts, opinions, and perspectives—and help overcome the curse of groupthink.

Best Buy opening up its CEO search
Star Tribune20 April 2012
The Richfield-based retailer’s new commitment to transparency will help it recruit a world-class leader, experts say.

RIM Goes for Broke
TechNewsWorld  30 March 2012
RIM‘s new CEO Thorsten Heins is taking a big risk in dumping many of the company‘s executives, and that dramatic action alone isn‘t likely to turn the company around.

Take a career risk in turbulent times
The Globe and Mail  27 January 2012
Deciding when to make a career move can be one of those difficult questions that keeps even the most steel–nerved executive awake at night.

RIM’s Heins: Change Investors Can Believe In?
TechNewsWorld  24 January 2012
Are RIM‘s investors impossible to please, or has the company added yet another monumental mistake to the chain of missteps that have led it to the brink of disaster?

Why women need to step up to the microphone
The Globe and Mail  28 October 2011
“Does this speech make my butt look fat?” A new book, The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best, starts with that line and, after my initial laugh, I realized it really struck a chord.

7 Mistakes People Make When Working With Headhunters
Business Insider  12 October 2011
If you’re looking to switch jobs, it’s smart to go through a headhunter or recruiter. These people often have access to jobs that aren’t advertised and can speed up the hiring process.

Clichés to ditch on the job hunt
The Globe and Mail  22 September 2011
Meet John: An Innovative, Motivated Problem Solver with Extensive Experience, John is a Dynamic, Results-Oriented Team Player with a Proven Track Record in Fast-Paced Entrepreneurial positions. Sound like a promising job candidate? Or a walking cliché?

How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers
Woman’s Day  19 August 2011
No matter how lovely most of your coworkers are, there are always a few personality types that tend to bring down office morale. But you don’t have to let Mrs. Stress-y Pants or The “No” Man make your nine-to-five life miserable. Below, our experts’ tips on how to deal with the most annoying workplace dispositions in order to have a less stressful work day.

Financial Post: Headhunters Reveal 11 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Job
Financial Post  24 June 2011
It’s no secret that working with a headhunter or recruiter can be an effective way to advance your career. Headhunters often have access to jobs that are not advertised elsewhere and can speed up the hiring process between an employer and potential candidate. The trick, however, is understanding how a headhunter operates.

Job hunt calls for details, not phone contact
Chicago Tribune  24 June 2011
You’ve likely seen the usual closing line on an online job posting: “No phone calls, please.” But how important is it to abide by potential employers’ requests not to call about, or even show up in person for, a job opening? How else is one to stand out in a sea of electronic applicants?

A Real Crying Shame
Chicago Tribune  18 May 2011
Do tears in workplace work more against women than men?

7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview
Fox Business  18 March 2011
When interviewing for a job, we all want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes we end up putting it in our mouths instead.

Top 10 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job
ForbesWoman  17 March 2011
Unhappy at your job but not sure if it’s the right time to leave? You’re not alone.

Does your resume make you look old?
Money Magazine  25 February 2011
Been applying for work and have little to show for it? Don’t assume the lousy job market is solely to blame. Your résumé could be working against you as well.

Social Media Networking: Quick Tips for Busy Directors
Boardmember.com  First Quarter 2011
Chances are, you’ve heard a great deal about social media. But if you haven’t gotten online and joined the conversation, you may be falling behind professionally, not just technologically.

Jamie Dimon Eyes The Door
Business Insider  17 December 2010
Jamie Dimon is approaching an important milestone leading JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and it may suggest the time to move could come in 2011.

Buffett’s chosen one
Canadian Business  6 December 2010
Nobody’s heard of Todd Combs. How did he become Buffett’s heir apparent?

Fifth Third takes away president’s role leading board meetings
Daily Herald  21 June 2010
Fifth Third Bancorp, Ohio’s largest bank, revised bylaws to put its independent lead director in charge of board meetings when the chairman is absent, a role previously filled by the lender’s president.

TARP boards have yet to demonstrate independence
CFO Zone  22 March 2010
While banks and other companies that have been bailed out by taxpayers have taken some significant steps to change their governance practices, they still have a considerable way to go, experts say.

Interview Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job
ForbesWoman  8 February 2010
On paper you’re the perfect candidate for the position. So what happened at the interview?

Tweets (And More) Of The Week: Board Gender Quotas
ForbesWoman Community  23 January 2010
Some readers say a law feminizing corporate boards is the best path to equality; others oppose quotas as a matter of pride.

How Global Is Your Senior Team?
Chief Executive.net  21 January 2010
If more and more of your revenue and profits are coming from outside the U.S., should the composition of your top team reflect this?

Career Smart Advisor Strategies & Solutions for Your Career Success
ExecuNet  23 November 2009
As the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaches, it’s the perfect time to be thankful for what we have, both in our personal lives as well as our professional ones, while at the same time finding new things for which to be thankful.

The Growth of Family-Centered Care
AMN Healthcare  4 November 2009
More and more facilities are discovering family-centered care appeals to health consumers and can improve outcomes.

Who can fill the CEO seat?
The Boston Globe  9 October 2009
With Bank of America under scrutiny, some say new leader should come from outside the company.

Work & Family mailbox
The Wall Street Journal  16 September 2009
Q: I appreciated your recent column on at-home parents returning to the work force. I too am an at-home mom trying to find a full-time job, but I face the added burden of being well into my 50s. My age seems immediately to disqualify me for jobs for which I believe I am well-qualified. Any advice? —K.H., Minneapolis

Career Smart Advisor Strategies & Solutions for Your Career Success
ExecuNet  14 September 2009
When you spend so much time during a job search to find the best possible career opportunity, you want to be sure that your efforts lead you to a fulfilling long-term position.

Getting From At-Home to On-the-Job, Even Now
The Wall Street Journal  29 July 2009
When a mothers’ group huddled on Laurie Witt’s screened porch last summer over sandwiches and iced tea, they wanted more than leisurely chit-chat.

High-profiles CEO illnesses kept under wraps prompt debate
Executive Recruiter News  May 2009
Much rides on whether or not a chief executive officer is fit to serve, and his or her health is one important criterion that determines this.

Target board battle: What’s it mean for the rest of us?
MinnPost.com  27 May 2009
The results of Target’s contested board of directors election will be announced Thursday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, but what does this internal battle mean for the rest of us who don’t sit on the board or own Target stock?