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What We Do

DirectWomen provides a broad range of educational and networking opportunities for its alumnae, sponsors, and members of the business and legal communities:

Every year, DirectWomen gathers approximately 20 exceptional senior women attorneys in New York City for the two-day DirectWomen Board Institute

Alumnae of the Board Institute also gather annually for the DirectWomen Alumnae Conference, where they discuss current trends in corporate governance. 

Every year, DirectWomen hosts the Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon in New  York City. 

Members of the DirectWomen community are available as a resource for panels and talks on corporate governance and board diversity through our Speakers Bureau

DirectWomen hosts regional educational and networking events around the country on a regular basis. 

To view a calendar of DirectWomen's upcoming activities, please click here. A photo gallery of past events can be viewed here


Success Stories

Ann Harlan

Ann joined the board of the Gorman-Rupp Company in 2009. Learn more

Deborah Golden

Deborah Golden joined the board of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. in 2015. Learn more

Kimberly Ellwanger

Kimberly joined the board of Heritage Financial Corporation and Heritage Bank in 2006. Learn more