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 ([email protected]) 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 ([email protected]) 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

Marcy S. Cohen

Marcy S. Cohen is Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer for the Americas for ING Group’s structured finance, commercial banking and financial markets businesses in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and

Maria C. Green

Maria Green retired as senior vice president and general counsel of Ingersoll Rand plc (IR) on June 28, 2019.  She joined IR in November 2015 and was responsible for all

Stephanie C. Hildebrandt

Stephanie Hildebrandt is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Archrock, Inc., (NYSE:AROC) the leading provider of natural gas contract compression services to customers throughout the United States.  She