theBoardlist is a curated talent marketplace that connects highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards.
theBoardlist leverages the power of our community by inviting CEOs, leading executives and investors to nominate board-ready women to a private, peer-to-peer platform and to search theBoardlist for candidates for their boards.
If you have corporate board experience, you can create a profile on theBoardlist and will automatically appear in search results for companies looking for your skills and backgound. If you do not have corporate board experience, you must be recommended by someone who does. These requests can be sent from theBoardlist through our candidate onboarding process.
We suggest, though it's not required, that Candidates on theBoardlist meet at least one of the following criteria:
If you want to recommend exceptional women leaders for board opportunities and have experience as a corporate board director, join theBoardlist as an Endorser Member.
If you are the CEO or a current board director of a public or private company and would like to discover Candidates for an open board seat, apply to search theBoardlist here. Note that you must have a current board search underway to source Candidates from theBoardlist.
If you are the CEO or a current board director of a public or private company with at least $5M annual revenue or $5M in venture funding, and your board has an open seat, you may search theBoardlist at no cost once have created an account to search theBoardlist.
If you would like additional assistance from a Boardlist Talent Partner to help organize your search and target and curate lists of Candidates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only Candidate profiles are visible to other members of theBoardlist - and even then, they are only visible to members approved to search theBoardlist.
If you would like to hide your profile for any reason or period of time, follow the steps below:
Your profile will then be hidden from any viewers. If you would like to change this setting in the future, follow the first two steps but then click on “show profile” and your profile will be visible to Searching Members once again.
To fully deactivate your account, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Upon receiving your first endorsement, you’ll receive an email confirming that you are a Candidate on theBoardlist and directions to login to theBoardlist and edit your profile.
If you’d like to opt-out of being listed as a Candidate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, or alternatively you can choose to turn off your profile so it’s not visible to individuals searching theBoardlist.
The main thing you should do is make sure your profile is as complete and informative as possible. Other than the basics — your current title, company and location - add an eye-catching headline and summary that highlights your expertise and experience. Articulate your "superpower" - what specific experience or skill puts you in the top 5% of all your peers? Individuals searching theBoardlist often filter their searches by core competencies, functional and industry expertise as well as what stage companies you’ve expressed interest in, so make sure you complete those fields so your profile appears in relevant searches. We’ve also pulled several tips together in our blog to help you craft the best candidate profile.
If a Searching Member would like to connect with you about a board opportunity, they must put in a request through our team. We will then send you an email with information about the company and board opportunity. If you are interested, we will introduce you to the Searching Member via email.
Please be assured that Searching Members do not have direct access to your contact information via our platform. We will only share your email address if there is mutual interest. To manage the requests that come your way and ensure that they are a match with your board preferences, it helps to specify in your profile the opportunities you are most interested in.
If you would like to discuss a partnership opportunity for #choosepossibility or theBoardlist, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
We appreciate any and all feedback about our platform and your experience with theBoardlist. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!