Board Institute

The centerpiece of the DirectWomen initiative is the DirectWomen Board Institute, an annual two-day program providing an orientation and update on key issues facing current and future directors. Learn more at our Board Institute page.

Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon

Annually, DirectWomen awards the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award to women lawyers who have served with distinction as independent directors of public companies and have worked to advance the value of diversity in board positions.

Regional Events

DirectWomen frequently hosts educational and networking events in cities across the United States. Past host cities have included Houston (March 7, 2012), St. Louis (April 7-8, 2014), San Francisco (November 6, 2014), Philadelphia (April 29, 2015), Chicago (November 17, 2015), Silicon Valley (May 5, 2016), and Seattle (March 21, 2017).