DirectWomen is grateful to the ever-growing network of individuals and organizations that support our work. Our 2018 Sponsorship Packages are now available!


If you would like to support the work of DirectWomen via check, please make out to "DirectWomen/Tides" and mail to:

Bobbi Liebenberg
Fine, Kaplan, and Black, R.P.C.
One South Broad Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107

If you are interested in donating by bank transfer, please contact Operations and Finance Director Beth Barefoot at (202) 360-9450 for details.

DirectWomen is a project of the Tides Center, an independent, non-profit, public benefit corporation organized under the laws of California and tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and supported by the ABA and Catalyst. Contributions to DirectWomen/Tides are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

Thank you for your support of DirectWomen's important work!

2018 DirectWomen Sponsorship Levels and Benefit

Platinum Sponsorship: $25,000

  • Increase Network
    • Premier table placement with seating for 10 at the Luncheon and table sign 
    • Admission to the invitation-only cocktail party and dinner with 2018 Board Institute class members and faculty 
    • Invitation to an exclusive event during the 2018 Board Institute
    • Participation in the post-Luncheon networking reception
    • Opportunity to host DirectWomen events in 2018
    • Participation by firm/company members in events and programs held by DirectWomen in 2018
  • Showcase through Leadership
    • Opportunity to provide an article or brief memo to 2018 Board Institute class members and faculty
    • Opportunity to publish an article in DirectWomen newsletter
    • Opportunity for a sponsor feature on the front page of the DirectWomen website for one month highlighting the sponsor’s commitment to diversity 
  • Support Diversity on Corporate Boards
    • Opportunity to participate in DirectWomen’s Honoree Committee, which selects those who will be honored at the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon
    • Presentation by DirectWomen speaker at a firm/company seminar or event on topic of choice
    • Opportunity to invite clients or outside counsel to Luncheon to learn about DirectWomen’s mission
  • Enhance Brand
    • Opportunity to introduce an award honoree and sit on the dais at the Luncheon, on a first-come-first-served basis 
    • Verbal acknowledgment of sponsorship at 2018 Board Institute and Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon
    • Full-page ad in the 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon Tribute Book 
    • Opportunity to distribute logo items to attendees of the 2018 Luncheon
    • Logo and name recognition on all printed materials, signage, and slideshow at the 2018 Luncheon
    • Opportunity to distribute logo items to the 2018 Board Institute class members and facultyE
    • Posting of logo, name and link on DirectWomen website for 2018 
    • Recognition in all printed event materials and on signage for all 2018 DirectWomen events

Gold Sponsorship: $15,000

  • Increase Network
    • Reserved table for ten at Luncheon with table sign
    • Participation in the post-Luncheon networking reception 
    • Recognition and participation by firm/company members in events and programs held by DirectWomen in 2018 
  • Support Diversity on Corporate Board
    • Presentation by DirectWomen speaker at a firm/company seminar or event on topic of choice
    • Opportunity to invite clients or outside counsel to Luncheon to learn about DirectWomen’s mission
  • Enhance Brand
    • Half-page ad in the 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon Tribute Book 
    • Recognition in all printed Luncheon materials and signage 
    • Posting of firm name and link on DirectWomen website for 2018
    • Name recognition in slideshow during the Luncheon 
    • Recognition in all printed event materials for all 2018 DirectWomen events

Silver Sponsorship: $7,500

  • Increase Network
    • Five tickets to the 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon
    • Participation in the post-Luncheon networking reception
    • Participation by firm/company members in events and programs held by DirectWomen in 2018 
  • Support Corporate Board Diversity
    • Invite clients or outside counsel to Luncheon to learn about DirectWomen’s mission
  • Enhance Brand
    • Quarter-page ad in the 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon Tribute Book 
    • Name recognition in all printed Luncheon materials and signage
    • Name recognition in Luncheon slideshow
    • Posting of name and link on DirectWomen website for 2018
    • Recognition in all printed event materials for all 2018 DirectWomen events

OUR MISSION

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.

DirectWomen’s network includes:

  • More than 175 Board Institute alumnae
  • 35 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award honorees
  • A vibrant group of volunteers, including CEOs, directors of large public companies, executive search firm principals and other leaders of the business community

Twenty five percent (30%) of the alumnae of our first four Board Institutes serve on at least one large corporate board.