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BoardProspects is the premier board recruitment solution for public and private companies. Founded in 2010, our innovative platform offers for-profit corporations of all sizes a cost-effective way to identify, assess, and recruit board members from a prestigious community of highly-regarded and credentialed board members, c-suite executives, and thought leaders. At BoardProspects, effective board recruitment is based on the fundamental premise that a company and its stakeholders deserve to have the absolute best people possible around the boardroom table.

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Pearl Meyer

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management helping organizations build, develop, and reward great leadership teams that drive long-term success. The firm’s strategy-driven compensation and leadership consulting services act as powerful catalysts for value creation and competitive advantage by addressing the critical links between people and outcomes. Its clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private organizations to the Fortune 500.

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pwc

With offices in 152 countries and almost 328,000 people, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organizations and individuals create the value they are looking for, by delivering quality in Assurance, Tax and Advisory services.

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Catalyst is a global nonprofit supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with preeminent thought leadership, actionable solutions, and a galvanized community of multinational corporations to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.

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chicago network of women

The Chicago Network is a premier organization of Chicagoland’s most influential senior executive women leaders. Its 500+ members are at the forefront of the city’s business, professional, cultural, nonprofit and educational communities. The organization’s purpose is to empower women to lead. Its mission is to connect with each other for personal and professional growth, advance our civic, business and philanthropic communities, and inspire and support the next generation. Itsr vision is Gender Equity. At All Levels. Everywhere.

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The mission of DirectWomen is to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers from around the country who are able to provide the experience, independence, and business judgment required for board effectiveness. Through its various programs, DirectWomen develops and positions women attorney leaders for board service. It also serves as a resource for companies seeking qualified women board candidates.

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The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) is a new and dynamic association that has been fully operational since 2016. LCDA is comprised of US Latinos that serve on publicly traded or large privately held company boards, as well as C-level aspiring directors. It convenes accomplished Latino executives at the highest levels of corporate leadership who are committed to paying it forward and advancing the mission to develop, support and increase the number of US Hispanic/Latinos on corporate boards. The organization’s model is focused on expanding opportunities and lifting up the next wave of Latino directors.

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Founded in 1982, LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics) is a national, nonprofit organization, with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. LEAP is the only Asian and Pacific Islander organization dedicated to cultivating a robust pipeline of leaders by encouraging individuals to assume leadership positions at work and in the community, and ultimately, to become role models for future leaders.

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Formed in 2022 by Fabrice Houdart, the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors is the first and only organization of its kind to provide services, support and networking on behalf of LGBTQ+ existing and aspiring Board Members. The Association’s Members include top-tier LGBTQ+ professionals with the skills and expertise to make a difference in the Boardroom.

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NxtWork is the evolution of the executive network. A community organization led by women for women, its mission is to increase gender representation in companies’ C-suite and Boards of Directors. It pursues this goal by supporting driven, highly qualified women executives and sponsoring them for opportunities that align with their business vision. NxtWork works to reshape companies’ diversity efforts by fostering practices that promote the meaningful engagement of diverse candidates in senior leadership positions.

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TAKE YOUR SEAT is a community of powerful professionals engaged in advancing board equity. As Equity Accelerators, our members are taking action to increase the number of Black directors in the boardroom and building the inclusive boards of the future. All are welcome. We believe equity and inclusion turbocharge business. Historically, the board seat selection process is slow, cumbersome and costly. As the nation’s leading online hub for diversity in relationship building, TAKE YOUR SEAT provides an unprecedented, frictionless and cost-effective way for companies to fulfill their equitable leadership objectives.

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The Director Diversity Initiative (DDI) works with for-profit and non-profit boards of directors to increase the representation of women, people of color, and those who would add diversity to the board in other ways. The initiative provides training for those interested in corporate board service (annual Board Boot Camp and free, monthly webinars), maintains a database of 940+ diverse candidates, works with corporate nominating committees to conduct board searches of the database (50 searches in 2023), maintains a clearinghouse of other organizations focused on board diversity, and conducts a census of North Carolina public company board diversity every three years.

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