LCDEF's BoardSmart Online Webinar Series offers LCDA director and aspiring director members timely discussions on governance matters, trending board topics, and tools to build their roadmap to the boardroom. The series is a year-round complement to the in-person LCDA Annual Convening and LCDEF BoardReady Institute (BRI). Together, we are committed to providing educational programming and thought leadership for our members. BoardSmart Online Webinars are open to LCDA members only

MAY 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

BoardReady Institute (BRI) Webinar: A Timely Discussion on The NACD Blue Ribbon Commission’s Report Fit for the Future: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership

This session will engage participants in practical ways boards can elicit changes essential to keeping the board focused and forward-looking in today’s most turbulent business cycle, and as aspiring directors, understand the increasing role you will undertake toward that end.

Moderator: Susan Angele, Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG US and LCDEF Board of Directors


BoardSmart Online webinars are open to LCDA members only. To register and learn more about this session, click Here.

  • Tuesday, June 9: Taking Control of Your Brand: Insights to Build Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Date TBD: Serving on a Private Equity-Backed Company Board 



McKinsey's 2020 HLEF: COVID-19 and its Impact on the Hispanic & Latino Community

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET
McKinsey & Company, in partnership with the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), initiated its first in a series of 2020 Hispanic & Latino Economic Forum (HLEF) webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on the Hispanic & Latino community. The inaugural forum in 2019 was highly successful and included strong LCDA member engagement and attendance. In 2020, given current circumstances, all HLEF sessions will be virtual via webinar discussions that build on one another. The first webinar was based on McKinsey's April COVID-19 and jobs research findings. Future sessions will delve deeper into actions that can be taken to mitigate the impact and get on the road to recovery. Be on the lookout for future dates. For any questions, please reach out to Carmen Joge at cjoge@latinocorporatedirectors.org  or Hispanic_Latino_Economic_Forum@McKinsey.com.


Avenues for Board Service:

Serving on the Board of a Federal Reserve Bank
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
The webinar was moderated by Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Panelists included Dr. Mary C. Daly, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Joe Quiroga, Board Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and President of the Texas National Bank in Edinburg, TX; and LCDA Member, Michael D. Garcia, Board Member, Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Serving on the Board of a Federal Home Loan Bank
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
The webinar was moderated by Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Panelists included John K. Reinke, Chair, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Dan Siciliano, Chair, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and LCDA Member, and John von Seggern, President & CEO, Council of Federal Home Loan Bank.

Serving on a Mutual Fund Board
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The webinar was moderated by Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA). Panelists included Adela Cepeda, Board Member of Angeles Investors and LCDA Member, and Susan Wyderko, President & CEO, Mutual Fund Directors Forum. 


In the Avenues for Board Service webinars, participants learned about the structure of boards within Federal Reserve Banks, Federal Home Loan Banks and Mutual Funds; the board member types and criteria for consideration; and gained practical tips on how LCDA members can position themselves for board service. LCDA is proactively working with the individual Federal Reserve Banks, the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks and their individual regional banks and Mutual Funds to serve as a resource to support their board diversity efforts, as well as connect them with exceptional executives. There is a role for you to play if you are interested in these types of board opportunities. Resources from the webinar discussions can be found in the Member Portal.

For more information, contact Carmen Joge at cjoge@latinocorporatedirectors.org or (202) 257-4972.