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Mysterious and powerful, for decades Americas boardrooms have remained closed to all but a handful of directors in the club. Now, former Fortune 500 executives Dorothy Light and Kathleen Pushor reveal an insiders look at what goes on in theMoreMysterious and powerful, for decades Americas boardrooms have remained closed to all but a handful of directors in the club. Now, former Fortune 500 executives Dorothy Light and Kathleen Pushor reveal an insiders look at what goes on in the boardroom and how you can get there. CEOs and directors of some of Americas most prestigious corporations share their stories of what really goes on behind closed doors, who gets selected to sit on a board and who doesnt, and why being a part of this influential group should be the goal of today�s up and coming executives, professionals and community leaders. Into the Boardroom identifies the six qualifications common to successful candidates for a director�s seat and explains how you can fill in the blanks in your own skill set.Hear from executives and directors at J.P. Morgan, Bank One, Nintendo, Avnet, Warner Lambert and others as they reveal the process by which they took their first seats on a corporate board. Listen in as they candidly answer your questions: What are the risks and rewards of being a member of the board? What specialized training or background do you need? Do you have to be a CPA? A lawyer? Is board service a possibility for those with a background in government, community service or academia? How much can you expect to earn as a director? Will you be successful as a board member and what liability would you have if the company gets into trouble?Packed with hard-to-find information, inside tips, and sound advice, Into the Boardroom answers these questions and more as it guides a new generation of directors to their first seats on a corporate board.