Alumnae Initiatives

The Board Institute plays an important role in how best to position oneself for board service.  In addition, DirectWomen has multiple initiatives designed to support Board Institute Alumnae in their board search. For more information about any of the initiatives below, please contact Kelsey Vuillemot (kvuillemot@directwomen.org) or call DirectWomen at (833) 239-6636.

Board Search Announcements

Corporate leaders and partnering non-profits periodically contact DirectWomen for help finding eligible director candidates. When we receive these requests, we alert the alumnae network and encourage those interested to submit updated resumes.

Alumnae-Only Calls

DirectWomen hosts alumnae-only calls to reinforce what alumnae learned at the Board Institute and to help them to stay “on track” with their board searches. The calls provide an opportunity for alumnae to learn from those who have successfully secured boards seats, share challenges and successes, discuss topics of interest to the group, and provide support for one another. Email Kelsey Vuillemot (kvuillemot@directwomen.org) for information about upcoming quarterly calls.  

Regional Groups

DirectWomen organizes its alumnae into six regional groups. Regional co-chairs organize informal get-togethers and small regional events for alumnae. The groups facilitate networking and generate board opportunities on a regional level.

SUCCESS STORIES

Jennifer S. Zucker

Jennifer Zucker is a seasoned business advisor, public company director, senior military officer, public sector strategist and lawyer focused on counselling corporations and their leaders on a broad range of

Andrea L. Zopp

Ms. Zopp is an accomplished executive and board member. She has been a transformational CEO at two organizations and has served as General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer in

Sandra Phillips Rogers

Sandra Phillips Rogers is a seasoned executive and public company board member with a breadth of experience strategically managing complex corporate issues, integrating business, legal and stakeholder relations to achieve