There is no shortage of diverse leaders who are both willing and qualified to serve on corporate boards. Each and every one of these executives is prepared to step up, take on a director role, and help change the face of the corporate boardroom.
Michelle Collins is a member of the boards of Ulta Beauty Inc., the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC Bancorp USA/CIBC Bank USA, and Ryan Specialty LLC. She previously served on several other public and private company boards.
Collins is a member of the board and executive committee of the Economic Club of Chicago. Professional affiliations include the Global Risk Institute, Executive Women on Boards, and the Chicago Network. She also serves on several nonprofit boards, including National Louis University, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Navy Pier Inc.
Collins is president of Cambium LLC. In 1997, she cofounded Svoboda, Collins LLC, a private equity firm where she served as managing director from 1998 to 2006: she is now a member of the firm's advisory board. From 1992 to 1997, she was a principal in the corporate finance department at William Blair & Company LLC, where she focused on specialty retail, direct-to-consumer, and distribution businesses.