Sheila Ronning founded Women in the Boardroom back in 2002 to create gender equality in the boardroom and we at #AlphaRising are all for that!

Ronning gets women together, teaches them how to network and helps them perfect their personal "elevator pitch" that explains why they would make a great board member.  I got to go to one of her speed-dating-type events where high-powered women get to explain their qualifications for available board seats.  I was blown away by the credentials of these amazing women.

Listen to the podcast I did with Ronning here.  But check out the video above where she talks about the importance of networking and why so many of us just do it all wrong.

And for more from Tracy Byrnes and Alpha Rising, watch:

Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 9.

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