The Boardroom Africa

About TBrA

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, TBrA 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 journeys 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 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.

  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Excellence

Achievements to Date

2500 +


70 +

Board placements since 2017

180 +

Women trained on board effectiveness

500 K+

Workers covered under women trained

100 +

Open Doors delegates have pledged to support other women

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