Take A Seat at the Board

Presenters: Joanne Moretti and Payal Agrawal Divakaran

Do you want to contribute your talents to a Board of Directors but don’t know how to get started? Join us in this webinar, as we explore:

- Identifying the right Board for your interests
- Reviewing methods for getting an invitation to join
- What you might expect once you become a member, including roles and responsibilities

Joanne Moretti
For more than 30 years, Joanne has been a trailblazer for women in technology, leading fast-growth sales and marketing teams for major companies. Currently, Joanne is General Manager of Radius Innovation & Development, a Jabil Company. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of growth and operations of the consultancy group, a division of Jabil. Joanne is also Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Jabil, responsible for designing & delivering a new go to market strategy for Jabil, as well as delivering fully integrated marketing programs; a unique sales enablement approach including tools & resources; a sales operations platform based on salesforce.com, and the design and delivery of a world class customer and partner innovation environment in the heart of Silicon Valley: the Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center.

Prior to joining Jabil, Joanne was VP/CMO for the newly formed Dell Software Group. She supported the build out of a world class software organization within Dell by leading the integration of 7 acquired marketing entities into one fully functional software marketing and sales enablement organization. Under her leadership, the newly formed group delivered a simplified set of software messages to the market in order to create awareness regarding Dell's presence and excellence in software but moreover Dell's excellence as an End to End solution provider. In addition to her software marketing responsibilities, she led Dell's x-BU Security marketing and her team delivered Dell's "Connected Security" message and go-to-market.

Joanne has been honored with the “Woman of Influence” Award by the Executive Women’s Forum for Risk & Security Professionals in 2008 & 2013. She also has been honored with a “WOI” Award by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Joanne is listed in the Top 10 Most influential to CIO’s on Twitter, as measured by wefollow.com

Payal Agrawal Divakaran
Payal is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she supports the team in investing, board involvement, and portfolio management. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm with $650M under management. The firm invests in enterprise-oriented startups in sectors including healthcare IT, cybersecurity, data/analytics, and cloud infrastructure. Payal is currently involved with Annum Health, Axial Healthcare, CloudHealth, Event Farm, Lexumo, Jisto, Nomad Health, and Redox.

Previously, Payal was at Harvard Business School, where she co-founded a company called SpotRocket to help students discover high potential startups to work for. Payal has also worked at Eventbrite, Spectrum Equity, and J.P. Morgan. Payal received her MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and her BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Management from MIT. She is a Boston native, and she and her husband, who is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, currently live in Cambridge.