â€œI canâ€™t tell you how much I want to get off this Board of Directors,â€ said Jalecia. â€œIt has been way more work than I expected and we meet in person or online several times a month. Iâ€™ve had to fly to Washington, DC a lot. Next month is the end of the two year appointment and that is it.â€ You could hear the weariness in her voice. She was trying to balance the Board with a family and full-time job in a state quite distant from Washington. This was a service appointment with no pay that her employer wanted her to take for networking purposes.