OUR MISSION

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!

SUCCESS STORIES

Juliette Pryor

Juliette Pryor is a skilled public and private company c-suite executive with 25+ years of business experience. She has deep experience in the board room of multiple corporations, providing key

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Kellye L. Walker

Kellye Walker, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of experience helping publicly traded companies

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Sarah C. Dodds-Brown

Sarah Dodds-Brown serves as Executive Vice President & Managing Counsel at American Express where she leads the U.S. Business Legal Group – a team of over 75 attorneys located in New

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