The mission of DirectWomen is to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, business judgment and diversity required for board effectiveness and good corporate governance. It serves as a resource for companies seeking qualified women-attorney board candidates who will improve corporate governance and increase shareholder value.

Who We Are

DirectWomen is a national non-profit that works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. Twenty-five percent of our alumnae serve on at least one large corporate board.

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What We Do

DirectWomen hosts its Board Institute, Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon, Annual Alumnae Conference, and many regional programs. These events provide education and networking opportunities around the issue of women on boards.

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Pamela L. Carter is an Independent Director at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., an Independent...Read More

Connie Collingsworth is the Chief Business Operations Officer and a member of the...Read More

DirectWomen is proud to present its 2018 Board Diversity Award to ConocoPhillips. The...Read More

Jane Sherburne is Principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm providing strategic...Read More

Mar 13, 2018
The 25 Most Influential Women in Payments program, now in its sixth year, recognizes leaders of businesses as diverse as the global payments industry itself: banking and financial services, transaction processing, retail, technology and merchant acquiring. Honorees are selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, the leading independent information resource dedicated to serving all global payments constituencies.
Mar 9, 2018
Board composition and gender diversity are on the radars of most CEOs and board chairs today. At the end of 2017, only two of the S&P/TSX 60 companies had no women on their boards, and almost half of the companies report they have specific gender-diversity targets in place.
Mary Ann Hynes joined the board of Group Pty. Ltd. in 2012.
Marla Persky joined the board of Text IQ, Inc. in 2017.
Lisa Palumbo joined the board of Rayonier advanced materials in 2014.


Ambassadors are our sustaining Platinum-level sponsors. They've given for three or more years in a row.