The Boardroom Africa

About TBR Africa

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


We are creating a movement

Our Story

TheBoardroom Africa officially launched in 2016, but in many ways this community has been many years in the making. My own journey navigating corporate ranks as a young executive, inspired the desire to build what has now become Africa’s most vibrant community of female executives.

What started with a handful of women across a few countries, has now developed into a continent-wide movement for change. Today, TBR Africa is enhancing and amplifying the potential of Africa’s exceptional female leaders. We support companies hoping to unlock the power of diversity and improve business performance, by connecting them with exceptional female leaders - And we work with women to equip them with the resources they need as they navigate their journey’s in and outside the boardroom. We invite you to join us on our journey to build better boardrooms and more inclusive communities.

Marcia Ashong

Founder + CEO, TheBoardroom Africa



To build a more inclusive society where women and men lead side by side. In this world, equal representation of women results in improved societies, improved business performance, and opportunity for all to thrive.



TheBoardroom accelerates the appointment of women onto boards and builds a growing pipeline of board-ready women while inspiring and educating the business community on the power of diverse leadership.

Achievements to Date

1000 +


25 +

Board placements since 2017


Women trained on board effectiveness

300 K +

Workers covered under women trained

50 +

Open Doors delegates have pledged to support other women

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