What We Do
We’re Turning a Negative into a Positive
TheBoardroom Africa (TBR Africa) promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent. We break down barriers to help organizations realise the benefits of increased diversity on boards by accelerating the placement of female board directors. TBR Africa connects peer-endorsed, board-ready women with CEOs and Board Executives across Africa for access to board and investment committee service.
Board Search with a Gender Agenda
Overwhelming evidence shows that businesses with more women on their boards perform better. We make it simple to find the exceptional women that take companies to the next level. Through our work, we’ve created a unique pool of peer-endorsed female leaders, and we’re working with organizations like development finance institutions, private equity, venture capital funds, and other companies and institutions across Africa to create better gender balance in the region’s boardrooms.
Our pipeline of talent, combined with a uniquely collaborative and objective approach, is driving a fundamental shift in gender balance among leadership teams in businesses across Africa and beyond.
Opening doors for women in the boardroom
A week-long programme that brings senior executive women of every sector together to help reach their full potential as boardroom leaders. The training takes a practical and pragmatic approach to sharing best practices of the world’s best performing boards, navigating potential challenges members might face, and providing real-life simulations of boardroom discussions.Learn more
Preparing the Next Generation of Board Leaders
Women remain underrepresented at every level in Africa’s workplaces. Studies show that women still struggle more than men to gain access to their first board seats, which further exacerbates challenges to boardroom diversity. We’ve created programs that help identify leading women and find them a seat at the boardroom table. From our accredited board training programme, “Open Doors”, to the innovative “Sustain” initiative, we do more to train, place and develop women with the goal of making a fundamental impact in ways boards and leadership teams work.
100% Senior Managers, and Senior Executives, C-suite, Partners, VPs, Directors
Minimum 15 years industry-specific experience
70% with prior board experience
DFIs, PEs, VCs, and other prominent companies & institutions
Representing Africa and other emerging markets
Strong gender diversity and social impact mandates
We are piloting an innovative training and development platform aimed at building and sustaining the pipeline of women equipped for board service. More details on this program will be shared with members of the TBR Africa network in early 2020.