Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2004 (Revised August 2004)

On Becoming a Board Member

by Jay W. Lorsch and Ashley Robertson


A Hispanic executive is considering whether to join the board of directors of a company and receives advice from several more experienced directors. Teaching Purpose: To focus on the issues related to joining a board of directors.

Keywords: Management; Leadership; Ethnicity; Governing and Advisory Boards;


Lorsch, Jay W., and Ashley Robertson. "On Becoming a Board Member." Harvard Business School Case 405-012, July 2004. (Revised August 2004.)