What is The Leaderboard?

The Leaderboard is a national network of member organizations focused on the advancement of women to the boardroom. We believe that businesses lead — and businesses win — when they strengthen their boards with diversified female talent.

Our nationally-recognized network of female executives is inclusive of over 2,000 independent board directors, those actively preparing for board service and women professionals across all disciplines, backgrounds and industries who are gaining key skills in governance and corporate oversight. Sharing knowledge and best practices across the nation, The Leaderboard increases access to exceptional executive women for exceptional companies.

Strengthening Board Governance and Performance

Our national network aggregates the collective power of women who are qualified for strong board governance across all industries. How can we help you today? 


Conduct a board candidate search


Apply to become a member organization


Become a corporate sponsor


Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed

Our Member Organizations

Bank on Women
Bank on Women

Bank On Women is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community banking industry on the importance of adding qualified women to the Board and C-suite, and to developing and promoting women leaders in community banking, with the goal of increasing the number of qualified women serving on boards of directors and in executive management.

Executive Alliance
Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is the organization of choice in the State of Maryland for connecting accomplished women on a professional and personal level to expand their impact and influence in the boardroom, the community, and in the leadership of businesses, civic organizations, and government.

Financial Women's Association
Financial Women’s Association of New York

FWA’s mission is to accelerate the leadership and success of women in finance by advancing careers, fostering alliances, and preparing the current and next generation of professionals. The FWA’s diverse activities focus on furthering knowledge through outstanding programs, expanding horizons through briefings with industry and government leaders, and contributing to our community through scholarships and mentoring, internships and community services


Founded in 1962, Inforum is a 501c3 nonprofit focused on building careers for women and strengthening talent pipelines for companies. Through individual membership and corporate investment, we offer leadership development education, coaching, exposure to thought leaders, and strategic networking opportunities that include industry groups focused on healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and mobility as well as affinity groups organized around a wide range of interests.


OnBoard is the leading authority on Georgia public companies and a catalyst to increase female directors on all for-profit company boards. Our mission is to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards. Our community includes those who support the growth and development of women to the highest levels in an organization.


Founded in 2015, OnBoardNC is a non-profit organization focused on shrinking the boardroom gender gap. We identify and onboard highly qualified, board-practiced female executives from the greater Research Triangle Park NC region, and actively promote OnBoardNC and our members to organizations seeking new board directors. Our members serve public and private organizations across the globe.

The Boston Club
The Boston Club

The Boston Club is a community of 400 plus women whose mission is the advancement of women into senior/executive leadership positions across all sectors of the economic landscape, driven by the core belief that women in significant & visible leadership roles will result in better business performance, strengthened economic health in our communities, and informed decisions impacting women and families.

The forum of exec women
The Forum of Executive Women

The Forum is a membership organization of over 600 women who hold the senior-most positions in the corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities that drive our regional economy and community. The Forum's mission is to bring together, and leverage the influence of, professional women to expand the impact and power of women in the workplace and beyond; we are women who support other women and we are women who are civically engaged

Women Executive Leadership
Women Executive Leadership

Women Executive Leadership (WEL) is a Florida not-for-profit organization where accomplished leaders come together. Since 1999, WEL remains committed to accelerating the powerful and proven role that women play in leadership. WEL’s long-standing focus is on advocating, educating, and connecting women leaders. WEL connects female leaders to collaborate on career opportunities through their unique access to a community that is driving gender parity in the C-Suite and the Boardroom, and is a resource for all Board of Directors of Florida companies, focusing on education, networking, and connecting.

Find Your Ideal Board Director

The Leaderboard is a top resource for female board candidates — connecting organizations with high quality, diverse board candidates through our vast network of board-ready women.

Board-Practiced Female Executives Who Have Served Thousands of Boards

Board and C-Suite Executives from every market sector

Our Organization’s Reach

Build an Inclusive Board

Let The Leaderboard help you find your next board director. Fill out the following form, and we’ll be in touch!

Check Here if your Search is Confidential

Featured Case Studies

Learn about recent Leaderboard placements, and the progressive companies bringing diversity to their boards.

Become a Member Organization

Is your organization focused on promoting female leaders to the boardroom? We’d love to talk with you about becoming a member of The Leaderboard! Fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch.