board·room | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of boardroom 

: a room that is designated for meetings of a board

Examples of boardroom in a Sentence

The directors are meeting in the boardroom.

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The activists pack the township’s tiny boardroom on the second Monday of every month to attempt to shame and deride Brannigan for her comments. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Palos Township trustee says she won't resign a year after Facebook comments about Middle Eastern immigrants ignited protests," 11 July 2018 At a meeting at the boardroom of the Morton Center addiction facility in January, four pale women found seats at the large table. Katrine Jo Andersen, The New Republic, "Rejected by A.A.," 27 June 2018 Despite the uptick in women directors, companies haven’t propelled them at the same rate into leadership roles in the boardroom. Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Women on Track to Gain Record Number of Board Seats," 21 June 2018 Sophisticated enough for the boardroom, but swaggy enough for a weekend roadie. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Backpacks for Work Will Make You Feel Like a Boss," 14 June 2018 Women in management, women in the corner office, women in the boardroom. Shirley Leung,, "What I want for Mother’s Day? Not having to do it all," 10 May 2018 From farms to boardrooms, decisions would turn from productivity and growth to market realignment and defensive strategy. Phillip Molnar,, "Can the U.S. economy withstand a trade war?," 13 July 2018 Women enter the life sciences in equal numbers as men, and women aspire to the corner office or serve in the boardroom at similar rates as male peers. Shirley Leung,, "At biotech’s biggest showcase, the lineup is light on female speakers," 31 May 2018 This has been a cause for concern in the boardroom at the King Power Stadium, due to the fact that the agent's fee is more than the transfer fee itself., "Leicester Hit Bizarre Stumbling Block in Bid to Sign West Brom Defender Jonny Evans," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of boardroom

1732, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of boardroom

What It Is

A boardroom is a place in which a board of directors meets.

How It Works

A board of directors is a team of people elected by a corporation's shareholders to represent the shareholders' interests and ensure that the company's management acts on their behalf. The head of the board of directors is the chairman or chairperson of the board.

Directors attend board meetings, usually quarterly, in order to evaluate management performance, tend to major decisions (such as making acquisitions or selling the company), declare dividends, create stock-option policies (including approving grants to key managers) and establish executive compensation packages. These board meetings are held in the boardroom.

Why It Matters

Often, boardrooms are little more than conference rooms with big, long tables (to seat all the board members). However, they are sometimes the most important place to be when a company is deciding its future, struggling for it survival or plotting revenge against competitors. Board meetings are often confidential in nature, which means that only certain people are permitted in the boardroom during meetings.

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English Language Learners Definition of boardroom

: a room where the group of people who manage or direct a company or organization have meetings

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