theBoardlist is a curated talent marketplace for the tech community to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women leaders in tech with public and private board opportunities.
theBoardlist leverages the power of our community by inviting CEOs, leading executives and investors to nominate board-ready women as Candidates in a private, peer-to-peer platform and to search theBoardlist for candidates for their boards.
To be added as a Candidate, you must be nominated by at least one Endorser Member of theBoardlist. Candidates cannot nominate themselves.
Candidates on theBoardlist generally meet at least one of the following criteria:
If you believe you meet the qualification requirements and would like to be added to theBoardlist, please reach out to an Endorser Member you know or ask someone who meets the criteria for an Endorser Member to join theBoardlist and nominate you.
If you want to recommend exceptional women leaders for board opportunities, join theBoardlist as an Endorser Member.
Endorser Members must meet the following criteria:
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in endorsing Candidates for theBoardlist, apply here
If you are the CEO or individual member of a public or private company board that has an open board seat and would like to discover Candidates, apply to search theBoardlist here. Note that you must have a current board search underway to source Candidates from theBoardlist.
If you are searching on behalf of an investment firm or search firm, your firm must be a current, paid Corporate or VC Member of theBoardlist to search our database. To learn more about becoming a Corporate or VC Member, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are the CEO or individual board member 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 your application to become a Searcher has been reviewed and accepted.If your firm is a current, paid Corporate or VC Member of theBoardlist and you are authorized by your firm to search on its behalf, you may search our database at no additional cost.
If you would like additional assistance from a Boardlist Talent Partner with strategizing your search targeting and curating lists of candidates, an optional Assisted Search service is available for a fee.
You should receive an update about the status of your application within 2 business days. If it has been more than 2 business days since your application and you haven’t yet heard back, please feel free to email us at email@example.com to request an update.
Only Candidate profiles are visible to other members of theBoardlist - and even then, 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.
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 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 Searcher 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!