Resources for Board Service 
Organizations and Informational Websites

Board of Directors Network (BDN) (www.onboardnow.org): An organization of women and men representing boards of directors, corporations, government agencies, academia, the legal and financial professions, not-for-profit organizations, and the media seeking to influence public companies to further the advancement of women in the boardroom and executive suites.

Boardroom Diversity (SAIS) (www.boardroomdiversity.org): SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations website on boardroom diversity provides information on initiatives to achieve greater gender diversity in corporate leadership, including links to legislation, codes, regulations, and best practices on boardroom diversity; academic and corporate research; plus articles and events on this topic

BoardSource (www.boardsource.org): BoardSource is a nonprofit, dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

Catalyst (www.catalyst.org):  a leading nonprofit membership organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women in business.  Members are organizations and corporations.·   
Center for Non-Profits
The Center for Non-Profits is the only umbrella organization for all New Jersey 501(c)(3)s. Since 1982, the Center has provided advocacy, resources, training and information to strengthen non-profits and help them thrive. Learn more about how the Center: Saves non-profits time and money. Provides timely resources and training. Promotes and protects the non-profit community. - See more at: http://www.njnonprofits.org/#sthash.eJijCFXY.dpuf
InterOrganization network (ION) (www.ionwomen.org): A national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women on for profit boards and in executive suites.  Representing approximately 10,000 women, ION helps build awareness, opportunities and connections by creating a national voice for its 16 regional member organizations.  EWNJ is a member organization.

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) -(www.nacdonline.org)  NACD’s mission is to advance exemplary board leadership through deliver of knowledge and insights.  NACD also amplifies the collective voice of directors in setting a substantive policy agenda.
The Thirty Percent Coalition (www.30percentcoalition.org/): A group of industry thought leaders, including senior business executives, national women’s organizations, institutional investors, corporate governance experts and board members who believe in the power of collaborative effort to achieve gender diversity in public company boardrooms, and in the necessity of attaining at least 30% female representation across public company boards by the end of 2015.
2020 Women on Boards (www.2020wob.com): A campaign that aims to raise the percentage of women on corporate boards in the U.S. to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

Women Lawyers (American Bar Association) (www.directwomen.org)

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) (www.womencorporatedirectors.com) - Through the WCD Global Nominating Committee supports gender diversity in the boardroom.
Registries for Board-Ready Candidates
If you are ready for board service, and want to make yourself visible to boards seeking qualified candidates, here are several registries to consider:
  • Catalyst (www.catalyst.org/catalyst-corporate-board-resource): The Catalyst Corporate Board Resource allows member company CEOs to sponsor top women executives for board positions. Your company must be a client of Catalyst to participate.
  • DirectWomen (www.directwomen.org): For women attorneys, this organization identifies, develops, and supports attorneys who are qualified directors for board service, while promoting the independence and diversity required for good corporate governance.
  • Diverse Director DataSource (www.gmi3d.com): Launched by CalSTRS and CalPERS and managed by GMI Ratings (www.gmiratings.com), board-ready women and people of color may register their profiles on the Diverse Director DataSource (also known as the “3D Database”).  It is provided as a resource to executive search firms and corporations.
  • NACD Directors Registry (http://www.nacdonline.org/Resources/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1792&navItemNumber=577): Board ready candidates can participate either complementary as part of NACD membership, or for a fee if not a NACD member.  Available to corporations and executive search firms seeking directors and advisory board candidates.
  • Women Corporate Directors Directory (www.womencorporatedirectors.com): You must be a member of Women Corporate Directors to participate in the directory.  Available to corporations and executive search firms seeking directors and advisory board candidates.
  • Women’s Forum of New York Database: (www.womensforumny.org/index.cfm/layouts/ceo-sponsorship-portal): A national database of CEO-sponsored, board-ready women candidates.

Corporate Governance Education
Professional Associations and Industry Research and Training Programs
  • The Conference Board (www.conference-board.org)
  • Corporate Board Member/NYSE Governance Service (www.boardmember.com)
  • Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance (www.corpgov.deloitte.com)
  • The Directors’ Consortium (www.directorsconsortium.org)
  • The Directors’ Network, Inc. (www.directorsnetwork.com)
  • Energy Industry Directors Conference (http://business.rice.edu/energyboardconference/) is designed for board members of energy companies at Rice University, Jones School of Business
  • EEI – Edison Electrical Institute (www.eei.org) training designed for board members of electric and gas companies.
  • Ernst & Young Center for Governance (www.ey.com/US/en/issues/governance-and-reporting
  • Forum for Corporate Directors (www.fcdoc.org)
  • KPMG Institutes (www.kpmginstitutes.com)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (www.nacdonline.org)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors New Jersey Chapter (newjersey.nacdonline.org/) EWNJ has partnered with NACD NJ to offer EWNJ members attendance at NJ Chapter meetings at member prices. Note this does not extend to NACD national offerings, only chapter meetings.
  • PwC Center for Board Governance (www.pwc.com/us/en/corporate-governance/board-center-app.jhtml)
  • The FT (Financial Times) Outstanding Directors Exchange (www.ftconferences.com/ODX2012)
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries (www.governanceprofessionals.org)
  • Spencer Stuart (www.spencerstuart.com/research/bg)
Non-University Training Programs 
  • OnBoard Bootcamp Training (www.onboardbootcamps.com): launched by Susan Stautberg (co-founder of Women Corporate Directors) and multi-board director Carolyn Chin.  OBB is designed for women who are interested in serving on boards and want to hone their preparation in a one-day seminar.
  • DirectWomen Board Institute (www.directwomen.org/institute/) is an annual two-day program providing an orientation for exceptional women attorneys and updates on key issues facing current and future directors.  Its goal is to position an elite group of exceptional senior women attorneys for service as corporate directors.
  • Boardroom Bound (www.boardroom-bound.com) offers a Chicago-based program “Boardology” to help prepare women and ethnically diverse men for corporate board service.
  • The Leaders Edge (www.the-leaders-edge.com) provides coaching and training to assist women and men in becoming board ready. Offices are located in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, New York, and New Jersey.
  • Women in the Boardroom (www.womenintheboardroom.com) produces programs to educate women for board preparation.
University Business Schools
The following represents only a selection of University Business Schools offering Board training programs.

  • Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York (www.gsb.columbia.edu)
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance, Hanover, New Hampshire (www.dartmouth.edu)
  • Drexel University LeBow College of business (www.lebow.drexel.edu/academics/centers/corporate-governance)
  • Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (www.hbs.edu)
  • Indiana University, Kelly School of Business, Institute for Corporate Governance 
  • (www.kelley.iu.edu/icg)
  • New York University, Stern School of Business (www.stern.nyu.edu/index.htm)
  • Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, Executive Education – Women’s Director Development Program (www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/execed/Programs/women.aspx)
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California (www.gsb.stanford.edu/)
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (www.chicagobooth.edu)
  • University of Maryland, University College: National Leadership Institute (www.umuc.edu/nli)
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia (www.wharton.upenn.edu)

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