The Boardroom Africa

Women Work.
For Business
and Society.

TheBoardroom Africa promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent.


The largest regional network of women executives

Join TBR Africa

TheBoardroom Africa (TBR Africa) is the largest regional network of female executives in Africa. Our membership represents over 1000+ executive women from more than 55 countries with work in or focused on Africa.


helping bridge the diversity gap

Board Opportunities

We work with companies and organizations to help bridge the diversity gap on their boards by sharing vacant roles with our network, providing a shortlist of qualified candidates that meet their criteria, or through our bespoke search service.

Open Doors

Open Doors

Open Doors is the first globally-accredited board training of its kind offered to women leaders from across Africa. The curriculum features unique content developed by TheBoardroom Africa to help women navigate the intricacies of the boardroom.

Open Doors gave me the confidence to further understand boardroom dynamics and how I can use my position as boardroom chair to strengthen and support the organization’s leadership as well as my fellow board members.
Yolisa Kani, Head of Public Policy, South Africa, Uber
Beyond the network, I also benefited from the classes — particularly the modules on finance, which went beyond the numbers to focus on the “why” of mechanisms and processes. Learning is a curve that never stops.
Nabou Fall, Managing Director, Vizeo
From the modules to instructors, this is a world-class training. While I certainly had a tremendous learning curve, I walked away knowing how I can be more effective in a board role.
Abam Mambo-Doh, Assistant General Counsel & Investigations Counsel - Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline

Our Webinars

Whether you are an expert or a first-time director, TBR Africa’s monthly webinar series provides practical guidance on common issues that may arise in the course of board service. These interactive sessions cover diverse topics from “How to prepare a board-ready CV” to “Building Organizational Resilience”

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next webinar

How to Put Your Best Foot Forward with Board Recruiters

Contributor: Lanre Fisher

Tuesday, August 11

In this episode of TBR Africa's Webinar series, Marcia Ashong, CEO, interviews Lanre Fisher, TBR Africa's Partner and Search Advisor to answer all your burning questions on effectively communicating with board recruiters and what recruiters look for. Tune in to benefit from Lanre’s tips and guidance on the entire board application process as well as how to position yourself for success at every stage of the process. Topics we will explore in this webinar include the standard board role application process, most valuable board-ready skills, what to expect in a board interview, special considerations for chairs etc.

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