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    Board Recruitment and Composition Planning

    Resources for Nasdaq-Listed Companies

    Resources to help companies achieve their diversity, equity and inclusion objectives.

    Nasdaq Corporate Platforms is establishing relationships with a number of organizations to support Nasdaq-listed companies in their search for highly-qualified, diverse, board-ready candidates.

    Working Together to Advance Diversity in Your Company's Boardroom

    Our partners can help with a broad spectrum of needs, including:

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    Our Partners

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    Athena Alliance

    Athena Alliance is a community-driven, SaaS-based executive education company that makes it easy and accessible for leaders to learn from their peers and for companies to access top executive talent for board director roles, CxO roles, and more.

    Athena provides personalized, exclusive access to on-demand learning, one-on-one coaching, and virtual networking for “in the know” executives. Athena and Nasdaq are dedicated to helping companies diversify and strengthen their boards, to advancing senior women leaders, and to ensuring the executive and C-suite is business savvy and educated on the most current trends and knowledge relevant to running and scaling a business today.


    Equilar is a provider of corporate leadership data solutions. Equilar’s collaboration with Nasdaq will help companies with board composition planning through the BoardEdge platform.

    Through the BoardEdge platform and the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN), Nasdaq-listed companies will have access to a community of highly-qualified, diverse, board-ready candidates to help amplify director search efforts.

    Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, serving the senior-level talent and consulting needs of the world's top organizations. In its role as trusted leadership advisors, the firm partners with its clients to develop future-ready leaders and organizations, bringing together its services and offerings in executive search, diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), leadership assessment and development, organization and team acceleration, culture shaping and on-demand, independent talent solutions.





    Him For Her

    Him For Her is a social impact venture dedicated to accelerating diversity on corporate boards to inspire better business. They work to create systemic change by engaging leading “Hims” to connect the world’s “Hers” to board service — unlocking and inspiring an increase in equality of opportunity for women.


    theBoardlist is an online talent platform that connects both public and private companies with diverse candidates for global leadership opportunities. theBoardlist has successfully helped over 2,000 companies source exceptional talent. theBoardlist has over 10,000 diverse candidates, from accomplished and well-known board directors to emerging board-ready talent.

    theBoardlist and Nasdaq are committed to enriching the supply of diverse, qualified board candidates by driving recommendations and increasing the overall discoverability of candidates.

    Not sure which partner or partners best fits your company's needs?

    Explore how each partner can support your organization in advancing boardroom diversity

    Helpful Resources

    The Path to Strength and Resiliency: Why Human Capital Management Matters

    Is Your Board Future-Ready?

    Harness Your Board’s Diversity for Strong Cybersecurity

    H&S: Leading From the Chair (4 Part Series)

    H&S: Women on technology company boards: The experience and dynamics

    H&S: What CEOs learn from board roles: An interview with Annick Van Overstraeten, CEO of Le Pain Quotidien

    H&S: Leadership skills for the long term: Dealing with radical uncertainty

    H&S: Why Boards Should Think Like Activists

    H&S: Nonprofit Expertise on Boards

    H&S: Future-Proofing Your Board

    H&S: Board Monitor US 2021

    H&S: Board Succession: Three-Steps Toward Long-Term Effectiveness

    H&S: A Board Review Process That Accelerates Competitiveness


    Our Commitment

    Enhancing Transparency on Diversity

    Providing actionable insight and information to provide stakeholders with consistent, comparable disclosures on board diversity