DirectWomen is the only program specifically designed to identify, develop, and support a select group of accomplished women attorneys to provide qualified directors needed by the boards of U.S. companies, while promoting the independence and diversity required for good corporate governance.
DirectWomen accomplishes its mission by:
- Providing strategic career development and networking opportunities to support accomplished women attorneys in their transition to public board service;
- Reinforcing the merits of gender diversity in the minds of corporate directors, and enhancing their appreciation for the tremendous reservoir of seasoned talent that senior women in business represent;
- Facilitating access of executive search firms to well-qualified women candidates for independent director positions;
- Recognizing and honoring women who serve on the boards of public companies, lead corporate America and epitomize the value of diversity in the boardroom with the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award.