Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon

From left to right: 2023 Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award honoree Teri McClure, 2023 Mary Ann Jorgenson Board Excellence Award honoree Bobbi Liebenberg, Immediate Past Chair of DirectWomen Catharine Arrowood, 2023 Distinguished Alumna Award honoree Marie Oh Huber, and Chair of DirectWomen Lily Yan Hughes.

DirectWomen hosts the annual Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon to honor those who have worked to advance the value of diversity on corporate boards. The 2023 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon was held on Friday, October 6, 2023, in New York City. 

Attending the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon not only supports DirectWomen’s mission of increasing the representation of women attorneys on corporate boards, but also provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with leading CEOs, directors, search firm executives, DirectWomen alumnae and honorees, and other prominent lawyers.

At the Luncheon, DirectWomen presents awards that celebrate diversity in the boardroom and excellence in board service. This past year, DirectWomen presented the following awards to our distinguished 2023 honorees:

The Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award, presented to women lawyers who have served with distinction as directors of public companies and exemplify the manner in which Sandra Day O’Connor led her life, paving new paths for the women who came after her, was presented to:

Teri P. McClure

Before retiring in 2018, Teri Plummer McClure was responsible for Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, Employee Communications, and Labor Relations for UPS and its 500,000 employees worldwide. She was a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team responsible for setting strategy, profit, and operating plans for UPS worldwide operations…Read More

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Board Diversity Award, honoring a corporation that has served as a leader in the effort to achieve board diversity, as illustrated by the critical mass of women directors on their board and their strong commitment to diversity in the boardroom, was presented to:

Cardinal Health, Inc.

DirectWomen is proud to present its 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Board Diversity Award to Cardinal Health, Inc. As of 2023, Cardinal Health, Inc.’s board includes seven women directors, two of whom hold a J.D. The critical mass of women directors on the Cardinal Health, Inc. board illustrates the company’s strong commitment to diversity in the boardroom…Read More

The Distinguished Alumna Award, honoring a DirectWomen Board Institute Alumna who exemplifies the talents and accomplishments of our Alumnae and who has joined at least one large corporate board since completing the Institute, was presented to:

Marie Oh Huber

Marie Oh Huber is a corporate board member, C-suite business and legal/public policy executive with more than 25 years of experience advising boards and leadership teams of three Fortune 500 global public companies. Marie serves on the board of Portland General Electric (NYSE:  POR) and its compensation and corporate governance/nominating committees, and Adevinta ASA (ADE.OL), a European-based global online classifieds company covering autos, real estate, jobs and consumer goods with over a dozen digital platforms…Read More

The Mary Ann Jorgenson Board Empowerment Award, presented to a lawyer who has advanced the goal of DirectWomen to prepare women attorneys for board service and to increase the number of women on the boards of public companies, was presented to:

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Bobbi Liebenberg

Roberta (“Bobbi”) Liebenberg is a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia and also a principal in The Red Bee Group, a women-owned consulting group that uses data-based strategies to attain DEI objectives. She serves on a number of boards, including the American Antitrust Institute; the ABA Rule of Law Initiative; the American Bar Endowment; the American Jewish Committee-Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; and was on the Board of the YWCA USA and Chair of the Board of the Anti-Defamation League-Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. She is also on the Board of the ABA Retirement Funds and will become Chair in August 2023…Read More

If you would like to sponsor DirectWomen and reserve a table for your firm or company for the 2024 Luncheon, please contact DirectWomen’s Executive Director, Shawn Taylor Kaminski, at or 833.239.6636. Click here to see a list of current sponsors.

Past Honorees