As members of senior management, women general counsel are true partners in running a business. They have a bird’s-eye view, and experience with every aspect of the organization. They see it through its successes and failures, identifying, mitigating and managing all kinds of risk.

Board nominating committees and the search firms they engage spend countless hours and resources attempting to find just this sort of experience. Why, then, haven’t more women GCs found their way to the boardroom table?