Working to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards in Washington

About

OnBoarding Women is a program created by business leaders in the Seattle region from Deloitte, Perkins Coie, Madrona Venture Group , Cascadia Capital, and Spencer Stewart that is focused on increasing the percentage of women on public company boards in Washington. Progress is happening. Since the program started in 2014, the percentage of women on public company boards in Washington has grown from 14% to 27%.

OnBoarding Women provides practitioner-led education on corporate governance issues, builds meaningful connections in the business community, and is open to women with the interest and experience to be considered for nomination to a corporate directorship. Participants share and gain the knowledge needed for effective board members, have the opportunity to network with their peers, and are introduced to a cadre of sitting public company board members who serve as mentors to accelerate participants’ readiness for board service.

  • Deloitte
  • Perkins Coie
  • Madrona Venture Group
  • Cascadia Capital
  • Spencer Stuart

Success Stories

Board Appointments

Chloe Harford

Board of Directors, Roofstock
September 2021

Lisa Nelson

Board of Directors, Astra
August 2021

Beth Birnbaum

Board of Directors, Recycle Track Systems
August 2021

Alissa Hsu Lynch

Board of Directors, Pulmonx
August 2021

Bavan Holloway

Board of Directors, T-Mobile
June 2021

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Board of Directors, Quizlet
March 2021

Kelly Wright

Board of Directors, Gong
March 2021

Jennifer Ceran

Board of Directors, Wyze Labs
January 2021

Ferrol McCartney

Board of Directors, OAC Services
January 2021

A-P Hurd

Board of Directors, OAC Services
January 2021

Valerie Woerner

Board of Directors, Matot Inc.
December 2020

Elissa Fink

Board of Directors, Conversica
December 2020

Kelly Suter

Board of Directors, Timberland Bancorp Inc.
November 2020

Pamela Neferkara

Board of Directors, Hanna Andersson
November 2020

Kate Johnson

Board of Directors, UPS
November 2020

Elissa Fink

Board of Directors, Talend
November 2020

Elissa Fink

Board of Directors, Intellimize
November 2020

Beth Birnbaum

Board of Directors, Fandom
September 2020

Sherilyn Anderson

Board of Directors, First NW Bancorp
July 2020

Jenne Pierce

Board of Directors, CIE Tours Int'l
March 2020

Jennifer Ceran

Board of Directors, True
January 2020

Elissa Fink

Board of Directors, Pantheon
January, 2020

Leasa Mayer

Board of Directors, eventcore
November 2019

Sue Taylor

Board of Directors, Boise Cascade
October 2019

Nancy Pellegrino

Board of Directors, Homestreet, Inc
October 2019

Leasa Mayer

Board of Directors, Opus Agency
August 2019

Vanessa Pegueros

Board of Directors, BECU
April 2019

Chloe Harford

Board of Directors, JetClosing
April 2019

Joanna Monroe (Sennett)

Board of Directors, MultiCare
January 2019

Kelly Wright

Board of Directors, Even Responsible Finance
January 2019

Beth Birnbaum

Board of Directors, Wiley
October 2018

Julie Averil

Board of Directors, Indochino
October 2018 

Vanessa Pegueros

Board of Directors, Carbon Black
February 2019

Julie Eastland

Board of Directors, Pascal Biosciences
July 2018

Mona Locke

Board of Directors, Concure Oncology
February 2017

Mary Egan

Board of Directors, American Campus Communities
September 2018

Liz Tinkham

Board of Directors, Delphix
May 2018

Kelly Wright

Board of Directors, Fastly
July 2018

Laura Peterson

Board of Directors, Air Transport Services Group
June 2018

Adriane Brown

Board of Directors, Raytheon
March 2018

Kelly Wright

Board of Directors, Lucidchart
May 2019

Barbara Gordon

Board of Directors, Puget Sound Energy
December 2017

Rhonda D. Hunter

Board of Directors, Schnitzer Steel
October 2017

Kelly Wright

Board of Directors, Amperity
October 2017

Adriane Brown

Board of Directors, eBay
September 2017

Michelle Goldberg

Board of Directors, Legg Mason
September 2017

Erin Lantz

Board of Directors, TrueCar
November 2016

Mary Jesse

Board of Directors, BSquare
June 2016

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Nominate & Recruit

Today’s program provides practitioner-led education on corporate governance issues, builds meaningful connections in the business community, and is open to women with the interest and experience to be considered for nomination to a corporate directorship.

Participants share and gain the knowledge needed to position themselves effectively for board placement, have the opportunity to network with their peers, and are introduced to a cadre of sitting public company board members who serve as mentors to accelerate participants’ readiness for board service.

 

Nominations are accepted year round for the program that begins in September and runs through March. Each class of about 30 is selected for their likelihood to be appointed to a public board based on their skill set and experience.  Additionally, the selection committee strives for a representative balance of industries.