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Rise Up To Achieve Your Full Potential

Black Women On Boards (BWOB) is an initiative that aims to remove the invisible obstacles that black female executives face when pursuing board membership. Our comprehensive approach helps candidates build visibility, expand networks, prepare them for future board responsibilities, and gain sponsorships.

Members learn through regular meetings and special events, including workshops, webinars, individual coaching sessions, panel discussions and conferences. When board opportunities become available, we match candidates with businesses that offer the best fit, which in turn, propels these leaders as well as their companies to even greater success.

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we’re helping Black  female executives
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Together, Marline and Robin, identified and addressed the most common invisible barriers that make it tough for Black women to land board opportunities. They formalized an approach that prepares candidates for success, created a digital platform for ease of access, and at last, BWOB was launched. Learn more about our founders below:

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Merline
Saintil

founder

Merline Saintil is lead independent director and chair of compensation for Rocket Lab. She also serves on the boards of TD Synnex, Evolv Technology, GitLab Inc., Lightspeed HQ and Alkami Technology.

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Robin
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founder

Robin L. Washington is a member on the board of directors of Alphabet, Honeywell International, and Salesforce. She also serves as chair of leadership development and compensation committee for Alphabet and chair of the audit committee for Salesforce.

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Our Story

There is no shortage of talented Black women executives in the corporate world. And yet, there is a mind-boggling shortage of Black women on boards around the world. The tide is turning, thanks to increased awareness of the importance of diversity. Research now shows that diverse boards deliver better results and large investors like State Street Global Advisors are asking public companies to increase their board diversity.

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Our Mission

To provide visibility, networks and sponsorships that propel black female leaders into board seats.

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Our Vision

Empowering Black female executives to make an impact in
the boardroom.

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