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Ann Fudge: Leveling Up Board Meetings

Ann Fudge
Ann Fudge
Board Member
GE, Novartis, Northrop Grumman, Unilever, & Infosys
March 3, 2022
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Ann Fudge is the former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands and has served on many boards. She serves on the boards of GE, Novartis, Northrop Grumman, Unilever, & Infosys. Auren and Ann dive into what makes a good Board of Directors, how companies can make board meetings more efficient and effective, and how to have tough conversations with leadership teams.

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