Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, Chief Executive Officer, 50/50 WOB
Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire is CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards™, the global education and advocacy campaign committed to accelerating gender balance and diversity on corporate boards. She is also CEO of Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search in Los Angeles. She is the author of two books, “The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors” and “Winning the Board Game: How Women Directors Make the Difference.” Both books offer real-world guidelines and profiles of current women corporate directors for helping women seek board positions as their ultimate career goal.
Betsy led the successful campaign to secure passage of SB826, effective January 2019, the first and only law in the U.S. requiring every public company in the state to have at least three women board members before year-end 2021. She is past statewide president of the National Association of Women Business Owners of CA (NAWBO-CA), founding SoCal chair of WomenCorporateDirectors, member of National Assn of Corporate Directors (NACD), International Women’s Forum and previously served on the boards of the Southern California Leadership Network, UCLA Medical Center, and the consumer advisory board for SoCal Edison.
Berkhemer Clayton, Inc., is distinguished for advancing gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards and in senior-level positions throughout the country, with 44% of placed management candidates have been women and 36% men and women of color.
Before founding Berkhemer Clayton with Fred Clayton, Betsy built and sold one of the largest independent public relations firms in Southern California. Betsy is a UCLA graduate.