CHICAGO, IL, [February 27, 2018] — Today, theBoardlist and C200, an international membership organization comprised of the world’s top female C-Suite executives and entrepreneurs working to advance women in business, announced a strategic partnership to improve gender diversity in the boardroom. Through this dynamic pairing, theBoardList and C200 will expand the network of qualified women leaders looking to identify, nominate and be nominated for board opportunities in an effort to achieve greater gender parity.
“C200 and theBoardlist are a perfect match,” explains C200 Chair Susan McLaughlin, Partner, Pierce Consulting Partners. “By coming together we will tap into our collective communities and provide access, information, education and a network of peerless women leaders to effect real change at the board level.”
For years, the lack of women on boards had been attributed to a pipeline issue. In fact the real obstacle has been the difficulty in discovering and sharing highly endorsed candidates for private and tech boards at every stage – until theBoardlist was founded in 2015. Now, with the addition of C200 and its deeply networked and qualified membership, the impact of both organizations on the boardroom will be exponential.
“C200’s community is a veritable who’s who of powerful women in business,” said Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder of theBoardlist. “We are excited to welcome their community to theBoardlist and honored to share further board readiness education and access to board opportunities.”
C200 is the preeminent global membership organization for women business leaders, and its members range from C-suite executives in the world’s best-known companies to trailblazing entrepreneurs. Its mission is to advance women in business. With over 500 members, C200 women collectively employ more than 2.5 million people, generate more than $1.4 trillion in annual revenues, represent more than 100 industries and occupy 68 Fortune 500 corporate board seats. Follow C200 on Twitter @committeeof200
theBoardlist is a curated marketplace where CEOs and investors discover and connect with highly qualified, peer-endorsed women for their open board seats. Starting with the technology industry, theBoardlist is challenging growth stage companies to accelerate opportunities for women to achieve at the highest levels. Follow theBoardlist on Twitter @theBoardlist