Founded in 2015, OnBoardNC is a non-profit organization that is focused on shrinking the boardroom gender gap. We identify and onboard highly qualified, board-experienced female executives from the greater Research Triangle Park region. We offer programmatic and networking opportunities to the group, and actively promote OnBoardNC and our members into organizations that may be seeking new board directors or are influential in the placement of board candidates.
The group’s creation was inspired by then North Carolina State Treasurer, Janet Cowell. As part of a corporate governance initiative, Treasurer Cowell invited diverse Triangle CEOs, corporate directors and thought leaders to brainstorm ways of increasing diversity on North Carolina’s corporate boards. Within weeks, the vision of creating an organization of board-experienced, Triangle-based women leaders was realized.
OnBoardNC is filled with impressive women in all fields, and together we represent a huge pool of talent and experience. One of the primary tactics supporting achievement of our mission is to bring business leaders together to share stories, opportunities, and networks in order to further support our efforts to open boardroom doors. Personal networking is the key to board seats, so OnBoardNC is dedicated to bringing together market influencers, board leaders and our members to foster conversation and to demonstrate the power and value we represent as prospective board members.