Welcome to Broadrooms! I created this site for executive women in the US who have a passion for serving on boards, and for women directors who already do serve, but don’t have the time to search endlessly for the information they need and want. It’s called Broadrooms for several reasons…it’s obviously a play on words; broaden means to improve and enrich; and for anyone who may take issue with the title, I ask that you reserve judgment, double-click on the site and find the value within. If you’re interested, read our story and meet our amazing team of advisors.
If you are just beginning your research, here’s my favorite primer on board service, 20 Questions on Board Service authored by 2020 Women on Boards. Also scroll down to Popular Topics for other great information.
And because you asked, we just added a new section on Interesting Statistics regarding board work and compositions from a variety of great sources.
And if you’d like to see the latest in board appointments, check here, courtesy of our great supporter, James Drury Partners.
Below is a list of board-ready candidate databases. Heighten your visibility to these organizations and the boards who use these databases, by entering in your profiles. If you know of any databases we should add, or any other resources that would help our community of women, please let us know.
Thanks for joining us.
Gerri Elliott, Founder, Broadrooms.com
Director, Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond, Imperva, Charlotte Russe and Puppet Labs
Participating member CEOs have the opportunity to sponsor board-ready women for corporate director positions, access a premier directory of CEO-recommended women board candidates, and share board opportunities with other Catalyst member companies.
A clearinghouse for potential corporate director candidates with a special emphasis on a more diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experience.
An online community for board members, prospective board members and corporations to connect with one another and share the latest information in boardroom news, education, best practices and recruitment opportunities.
Forté is creating the most comprehensive list of board-ready women with the goal of bringing attention to the lack of women on corporate boards.
A database used as a referral resource for those conducting corporate director searches with the goal of promoting the candidacy of Stanford women.
The Center maintains a database of potential board candidates, and all participants in the Women’s Director Development Program are invited to submit their résumés for inclusion.
Identifies and recommends qualified women to fill public and private corporate board openings.
A knowledgebase of senior executives who serve or would like to serve on boards, as well as organizations that want to be part of the discussion. The network offers visibility and access to new opportunities and the chance to engage with others.
An online recruiting service dedicated to discovering and matching the best people for your board.
A national non-profit organization bringing together a peer group of senior executive women from all parts of the health care industry.
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Catalyst says getting on a board starts with you. Develop the right skills, expertise and networks… Read more
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