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Boston Chapter Members Only Virtual Event | Why is it called a Board and not a Sofa?
Wednesday, February 03, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: New England

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Pacific)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Mountain)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Central)
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Eastern)


Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


  • The first Board was created in 1623.  Why was it created? 
    • What was the mission of Board membership in 1623 and how has the mission changed today?
    • This program is not a history lesson.  It is a vehicle for a discussion about the role of the Board today using history as a framework.
  • Learning Objectives:
    • What are the core duties of Board membership?
    • Appreciate how little has changed since 1623 in corporate governance.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Larry Stybel

Larry Stybel is a Harvard University-trained licensed doctoral psychologist, entrepreneur, author, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at a private equity firm.

He is co-founder of boardoptions.com.  It is an online resource to Nominating & Governance Committees on Board talent and Board Self Evaluation.

Larry is listed in Marquis WHO’S WHO IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE and Marquis WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA. 

In 2019, Marquis Publishing presented Larry with the “Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” for his “enduring contributions to leadership.”

Larry has been on the Board of a venture backed tech company in the HRTech space and a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Psychology Today publishes Larry Stybel and Maryanne Peabody’s perspectives on leadership.  To date there have been over 365,000 downloads.  Larry’s articles on leadership have been published in California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

He and Maryanne Peabody are co-authors of Navigating the Waterfall, a book about job search and career management for senior-level executives in the 21st Century.