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.

DirectWomen’s network includes:

  • Nearly 215 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

Nearly thirty five percent (35%) 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. Our 2021 Sponsorship Packages are now available!

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

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!


Allison Leopold Tilley

Ms. Leopold Tilley is a Board Member and Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in the Corporate & Securities – Technology practice. Throughout her 25 years with the firm, she

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Cynthia Gibson

Cynthia is the General Counsel of Bush Brothers & Company, a leading CPG manufacturer that is the market leader in its category.  In this role she is responsibility for legal,

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Christina Ibrahim

Christina Ibrahim is an accomplished corporate board member and global C-suite executive with diverse experience  in general management, corporate structure,  culture, governance, ethics and compliance,  crisis management, Assurance (internal audit),

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