About WCD

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is the world’s largest membership organization and community of women corporate board directors. A 501(c)(3) foundation, WCD is a trusted community of directors serving on more than 8,500 public and private boards around the world. WCD supports its thousands of global members in connecting with peers and advancing visionary corporate governance. Through events, publications, and tools addressing the latest news and trends in business and governance, WCD inspires and educates board leaders—and raises the bar for board service in public and large private companies globally. Over the past 15 years, WCD has been instrumental in training women for board service, providing board opportunities, and facilitating introductions to nominating committee chairs around the world. The result has been the placement of over 500 women on corporate boards, private boards, and advisory boards.

Who we are

WCD represents the preeminent women leaders in business today. With more than 76 chapters around the world, WCD members serve on thousands of boards across six continents.

Our members include CEOs, board chairmen, lead directors, C-Suite executives, board members, and heads of global divisions in the major indices, such as S&P 500, FTSE 250, DAX, Nikkei, and beyond.

Our mission

As the preeminent organization for women directors globally, WCD seeks to:
  • Inspire visionary boards worldwide by providing education and tools that keep members engaged, informed and high-performing as directors
  • Foster a powerful, trusted, global community of influential women corporate directors
  • Increase the representation of women on boards and in board leadership positions
  • Increase the pipeline of qualified female board candidates