Betsy is the CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards, and 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. Before joining 2020WOB, Betsy led the efforts of the National Association of Women Business Owners-California (NAWBO-CA) to secure passage of SB826, the first law in the U.S. requiring public companies headquartered in California to add more women board members before year-end 2021. As CEO, she continues to support those efforts and track results.
She also serves as the co-chair of Los Angeles and is the face of 50/50 Women on Boards. Previously she was the founding chair of the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), a global nonprofit network of current women directors, and is a member of International Women’s Forum.
Betsy is also the CEO and co-owner of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., a retained executive search firm, founded in 1994. She and her business partner Fred Clayton pioneered diversity searches for senior management and corporate boards of brand-name corporations, universities and large nonprofits.
Previously she built and sold one of the largest independent public relations firms in Southern California, and for 25 years she served on the board of Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) for 25 years, and the advisory boards of Southern California Edison (SCE) and UCLA Medical Center.