We've created a movement

Our Story

TheBoardroom Africa officially launched in 2016, but in many ways, this community has been 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 private community of women executives. What started with a handful of women across a few countries has now developed into a continent-wide movement for change. Today, TBrA is enhancing and amplifying the potential of Africa's exceptional women leaders. We also support companies hoping to unlock the power of diversity and improve business performance by connecting them with talent. And we work with women to equip them with the resources they need as they navigate their journeys in and outside the boardroom. We invite you to join us to build better boardrooms and more inclusive leadership spaces.

Marcia Ashong
Founder CEO, TheBoardroom Africa

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To accelerate the appointment of women on boards and build a growing pipeline of board-ready women, while inspiring and educating the business community on the power of diverse leadership.


To create a world where women and men have equal access to opportunity at the decision-making table.


We cultivate a Community where women feel they belong by leading with Vision, Integrity and Excellence to create an environment for others to lead. We hold ourselves accountable for our commitments and actions to deliver on our promise of exceptional quality.

Our impact


community of women leaders


executives placed on boards


executive leadership alumni


sectors and countries represented

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