Testimonials from Women on Board Institute 2020

Sep 4, 2020 | Uncategorized


Thanks so very much.  I thought the program this weekend was exceptional!  I loved the diversity and shared experiences of the board members (and so thankful all 3 were women).  Also appreciated their personal approaches to how they positioned themselves for their first board role & how generous they were regarding connections with our group on a point forward basis.  Just fantastic!  And Jessica was the perfect closer to putting together our action plans for the future.   

Thanks for your vision and execution of this exceptional experience for us all.  It’s been a game-changer in terms of knowledge, awareness, and insights.  We should put together a testimonial video of our class as I can’t imagine anyone who would not benefit from the opportunity.  I’m willing to bet we have a few on boards w/in the next year!  And thank you to the participants, now colleagues and friends for your shared experience, vulnerability, and authentic support of one another.  I am proud to know each of you and hope that our paths continue to cross often in the future. 

Jeanine Haller Piskurich

Vice President of Land, East Business Unit

BP America Production Company

BPX Energy Inc.

15377 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX  77079


I absolutely agree with the group, the program was wonderful.  Particularly our retreat sessions.  The content and quality of the presentations, stories, and guidance were invaluable.  I am also open to follow-up activities/opportunities.  Additionally, if I can be of help and/or support to any of you along the way, I would be honored. Take care and be well,

Gwen Schreffler

Corporate Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Investor Relations & Corporate Development, CORE Labs

Hi Marie-

Thanks again for the retreat program.  I thought the speakers were excellent and look forward to pursuing a number of suggestions.  There is so much to discuss related to the GHWCC program and potential participants for this next class – I look forward to talking more with you soon.

Meg Britton

CFO | Ace Energy Solutions

24275 Katy Freeway, Ste 325, Katy, TX 77494

E: megbritton@aceenergysolutions.com |W: www.aceenergysolutions.com

I want to also give the entire team that put on this program a virtual hug and a heartfelt thank you for all the work that you put into it and giving us such access and insight. Thank you

Loretta Rose Cross, CPA, CIRA, CDBV

Senior Advisor – Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations


Marie and Suzan,

Thanks for your hard work in organizing the Women on Board initiative.  The speakers were outstanding and all presentations for the full duration of the program were relevant and engaging.  The speakers were all approachable and offered valuable information. The one-on-one attention to the results of the Hogan assessment was helpful.  All around, this is an outstanding network! 

Marie, your specific mission at Preng & Associates to advance and promote women and diverse candidates is awesome!  Your results are already impressive!  Keep it going!

I am open and available for all the follow-up activities that have been mentioned.  I look forward to helping to continue to build and grow this initiative for future cohorts. As a result of this great experience,  I will bring this effort to the attention of TWU’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership for possible future collaborations.Best regards to everyone!

Dewaynna Horn, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Accreditation

Associate Professor of Management

College of Business

Texas Woman’s University – “Boldly Go.”


I concur.  Marie, you have done an outstanding job with this program.  I’m excited to stay connected with our group and continue building networking opportunities. Thank both to you and Suzan.

Kelly Frazier

VP, Human Resources & Administration

Fieldwood Energy


Suzan, thanks so much for this follow-up and opportunity!  I echo Janine’s sentiments this morning—a very strong finish to our class!  The speakers were wonderful and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of this class.  I look forward to continued interaction with this group.


Deidre L. Shearer

Vice President Administration

and Corporate Secretary

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation