Why You Should Consider Building Your Board

All successful business leaders know that the secret sauce to success is surrounding yourself with a stellar, diverse team.

Creating a board of directors helps you scale your business, solve strategic problems, and fill your own knowledge and skill gaps.

Watch the video to learn more — startup investor, economist and author Barbara Clarke explains the genesis of the book and how it will guide C-Suite executives.

Grow Your Network

Identify your primary, secondary and tertiary networks and how to strengthen your connections

Expand Access to Knowledge

Access your superpowers as a leader and innovator with the ANCHOR© method, a multi-step self evaluation

Increase Profitability

Make your business more profitable by learning how to effectively build a diverse team of experts

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Soar to Million Dollar Success: Build Your Board

Behind every successful CEO is a board of directors. Build Your Board, Build Your Business: The Path To Million Dollar Success is the business companion that will help you create a dream team of diverse mentors rich in knowledge and experience, capable of guiding you in your company’s development and laying a foundation for you to flourish.

Are you ready to start building?

About the Author

Barbara Clarke, Founder, The Impact Seat & The Impact Seat Foundation

Barbara Clarke is the Founder of The Impact Seat LLC and Founder & Chair of The Impact Seat Foundation. Launched in 2021, The Impact Seat Foundation strives to create a world in which women, particularly women of color, succeed as business leaders. Barbara’s vision of full stack philanthropy melds impact investing, advocacy and grantmaking to accelerate an expanded and equitable economy for all. As one of the top U.S. individual investors in women-led innovative tech startups, Barbara’s iconic investment strategy has inspired many others around the world.  Currently, she serves on a variety of boards, including Portfolia, a venture fund focused on investing in the solutions women want in the world, and Founders First Capital Partners, an innovative revenue based financing firm formed to support diverse small businesses around the country. She is also a founding member of Astia Angels who invest in impactful high-growth companies led by inclusive teams with women leaders. A polyglot, Barbara speaks five languages and splits her time between New England and Berlin.

Praise for the Book

“Clarke’s Build Your Board, Build Your Business provides founders with insights and strategies for sourcing the experienced individuals and mentors that will catapult your business to success.”

Kim Folsom, Founder, Chairperson, CEO of Founders First Capital Partners

“Barbara has successfully guided, mentored, challenged, and lifted countless companies as an investor and as a seasoned board member. Build Your Board, Build Your Business is a foundational guide for any founder looking to grow their business.”

— Cordero Barkley, Partner and Director of Finance and Investments at TitletownTech

Build Your Board, Build Your Business is a smart, engaging, and essential book for any entrepreneur looking to leverage the power of listening, connection, and insight by building an effective and productive board of directors.”

—L. Gennari, Esq., Partner at Gennari Aronson, and book columnist for Boston Business Journal