Market: Executive Board recruitment
Although women make up almost half the workforce, only 15% of CEOs are women. Former Google exec Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is trying to change that. In 2015 she launched theBoardlist, an online database of board qualified women.
theBoardlist is a curated talent marketplace for the tech community to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards.
Our vision is that 100% of tech company boards use gender diversity as an opportunity to realize greater company performance. By our estimate, 75-78% of private funded tech company boards have no women. Yet we know that board diversity is a proven driver of business performance. We also know that creating diversity earlier in a company’s development allows us to create a more diverse and productive culture now, not later.
Together with leaders in the tech community, we have access to thousands of women leaders with the talent, track records and thoughtfulness to be great board members. However, until now there has been no way to discover and share highly endorsed candidates for tech boards of every stage (Series A through public).
theBoardlist leverages the power of our community by inviting CEOs, leading executives and investors to help identify and nominate female board candidates in a private, peer-to-peer platform and to use theBoardlist to identify outstanding Board-ready women for open board seats.
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theBoardlist Canada, a CanWIT (Women in Tech) Partner
As a connected and valued business leader in Canada, we invite you to sign up and refer great women. Here’s how: Register and nominate board-ready women using this link: http://tinyurl.com/mkvuu55