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

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Apr 19, 2018
Emboldened by last year’s successful campaigns against excessive executive pay, some of the world’s biggest investors are shifting their focus to women -- or the lack thereof -- on corporate boards.
Apr 18, 2018
Roberta D. Liebenberg of Fine, Kaplan and Black received the Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award from the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law on April 13. This award is bestowed once every two years and recognizes an "outstanding woman lawyer who displays tenacity, courage, and commitment in her efforts to achieve gender parity in positions of leadership, influence, and responsibility in the legal profession."
Stephanie Hildebrandt joined the board of TRC Companies, Inc. in 2014 and Rice Midstream Partners in 2016.
Sylvia J. Kerrigan joined the board of Team, Inc. in 2015.
Mary Kate Wold joined the board of Unilife Corporation in 2010.