The majority of board member placements are sourced from the network of current directors

Director Communities

Find a comprehensive list of fee-based and free membership organizations for directors, with national and regional charters.

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Non-Fee-Based Membership Organizations

2020 Women on Boards

A national campaign to increase the percentage of women on US company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.


The world’s largest boardroom community providing its members with the latest in boardroom news, education and board recruitment opportunities.


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.

Executive Board Exchange

An invitation only forum for board members.


An invitation only registration database of board candidates based out of the UK.

Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX)

A forum for education and conversation about current, relevant issues facing boards of directors of Silicon Valley companies.

Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation

A network of more than 3000 women in the healthcare industry. There is a basic membership level which is free which allows visibility to their board-ready candidate database.

Fee-Based Membership Organizations

Ascend Pinnacle

Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Pinnacle was launched by Ascend in 2013 to focus on the Pan-Asian Corporate Board Directors. The Ascend Pinnacle network now exceeds 130 experienced public company board directors. About 40% of them are women.

Association of Audit Committee Members

A non-profit association of audit committee members dedicated to strengthening the audit committee by developing national best practices, including a robust whistleblower system.

Athena Alliance

The Athena Alliance and Women2Boards announced joining forces to address the need for an organization that can scale to accelerate the current pace of companies adding women to their boardroom. Athena’s mission is to create key connections that promote qualified women to board of director opportunities and help them excel as they serve in that role.

Corporate Directors Forum

Promotes high standards of professionalism and ethics in corporate governance and provides tools to help directors excel in the boardroom.


A national network-based organization that works to increase the representation of women on corporate boards through a focus on creating a pipeline of women attorney directors. Members join through attending the annual DirectWomen Board Institute.

Forum for Corporate Directors

Addresses current business topics through relevant programs, interaction with recognized experts, and thought leadership offering practical insights.

Global Network of Director Institutes – Global Passport

Allows directors who are members of their GNDI home country organization to access benefits from affiliated director institutes at discounted rates.

Mutual Fund Directors’ Forum (MFDF)

An independent, non-profit organization that serves independent directors of U.S. mutual funds. The Forum enhances the governance of mutual funds by educating independent directors and providing them with a voice in the key policy issues affecting mutual funds and their shareholders.

National Association of Corporate Directors

A recognized authority focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices.

NYSE Board Leadership Program

The Board Leadership Program provides corporate secretaries, general counsel, and board leadership discounted access to NYSE Governance Services events and webinars, as well as exclusive online content.


Leading authority on women in the boardroom and executive suites of Georgia public companies that advocates for women, inspires them to take leadership, and connects them to opportunities.

Private Directors Association

Private Directors Association’s mission is creating, sustaining and enhancing Private Company value through the active use of Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. They advocate for excellent practices in board formation and governance. They provide a national network where executives and professionals interested in board service can find and meet with those interested in securing exceptional board members.

Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

A non-profit organization (Section 501(c)(6)) comprised principally of corporate secretaries and business executives in governance, ethics and compliance functions at public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Members are responsible for supporting their board of directors and executive management in matters such as board practices, compliance, regulation and legal matters, shareholder relations and subsidiary management.

The Board Connection

Texas-based nonprofit organization formed to identify, educate, and connect qualified executive professional women in Texas to opportunities for corporate board positions.

The Boston Club

Community of women executives and professionals that promotes the advancement of women to significant and visible leadership roles. Their Corporate Board Committee identifies and recommends qualified women to fill public and private corporate board openings.

The Chicago Network

The TCN Board of Directors created the Women on Boards initiative to be proactive in creating gender diversity in boards across the Chicagoland area.

Women in the Boardroom

Prepares women for leadership and corporate board service by giving them the knowledge, tools and connections to learn, advance and lead.

Women Corporate Directors

The only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors.

Organizations Matrix

Group Audience Fees
Women's Corporate Directors Audience? $000
National Association of Corporate Directors Audience? $000
Boardex Audience? $000
Boards & Directors Audience? $000
Onboard Audience? $000
Interorganizational Network (ION) Audience? $000