Sponsor DirectWomen


The mission of DirectWomen is to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, and business judgment required for board effectiveness. Through its various programs, DirectWomen develops and positions women attorney leaders for board service. DirectWomen also serves as a resource for companies seeking qualified women board candidates.

In order to conduct the annual Board Institute and other programs, we rely on the support of corporate and law firm sponsorships, as well as individual donations. Join the coalition of leading companies, AmLaw 100 law firms, and individual donors who reinforce their commitment to board diversity by supporting DirectWomen.

Click here to view the different sponsor levels, and click here for the sponsorship benefits. Click here to view the 2022 sponsors.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Executive Director Shawn Taylor Kaminski ([email protected]) or call DirectWomen at (833) 239-6636. 

DirectWomen’s network includes:

  • More than 250 Board Institute alumnae
  • 56 honorees
  • A vibrant group of volunteers, including CEOs, directors of large public companies, executive search firm principals and other leaders of the business community

More than forty-one percent (41%) of DirectWomen alumnae have been elected to serve on at least one corporate board. 

DirectWomen is grateful to the ever-growing network of individuals and organizations that support our work.

DirectWomen is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to DirectWomen are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

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


Simone Wu

Simone Wu serves as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and external affairs for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest and most successful lodging

Christine J. Spadafor

Christine J. Spadafor is an experienced corporate, university, and non-profit board director with deep expertise in growth strategies, corporate transitions, M&A, turnarounds, DEI and ESG. She has a demonstrated track

Marie Oh Huber

Public, Private & Other Board Roles 2019 -Pres — Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR);  Compensation Committee; Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee; Finance Committee previously 2021–Pres — Adevinta ASA (Oslo:ADE), a global online classifieds