Manage Smarter 168 — Michele Ashby: Female Leadership in the Boardroom

Michele Ashby on on the Manage Smarter show from SalesFuel

Michele Ashby is CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through the ACE Board Certification Programs for Women. 

Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/​analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was recently awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado, for her work in training 1,000 women to get on corporate boards. She is a subject matter expert on Board Governance, Finance, and Strategy. 

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Michele discuss:

  • Why there aren’t more women on corporate boards
  • What training and certifications she recommends for leaders who want to qualify to be on a board and what boards are looking for
  • Her advice to female leaders on the environment in the board room
  • Her advice on bitcoin as she is an expert in mining and commodities 

We need more women on boards! The opportunity has never been greater, as boards are seeking more diversity.”

Michele Ashby

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C. Lee Smith

CEO and Founder at SalesFuel
C. Lee Smith is the President/​CEO of SalesFuel - a firm he founded in 1989. He was named one of the 14 Leading Sales Consultants by Selling Power magazine. Lee is the creator of the AdMall® and SalesFuel COACH™ SaaS platforms. He is also a Gitomer Certified Advisor, expert on the Sales Experts Channel and a C‑Suite Network Advisor.
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