Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    Dedicated to strengthening corporate governance in the boardroom and beyond

    Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    OUR MISSION

    The Center provides a collaborative learning environment for like-minded leaders to drive positive and meaningful impact.

    Together, we foster insights that open the aperture to understanding board excellence more broadly. We empower leaders to lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability while promoting a culture of innovation, curiosity, and long-term value creation.

    Purpose

    With Nasdaq’s commitment to reimagine tomorrow in our DNA, the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence is uniquely positioned at the cross-roads of forward-looking thinking and innovation to convene board and executive leaders and advance board engagement and corporate leadership. We invite members and supporters of the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence to join us as valued partners in this journey.

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    Advancing Excellence in the Boardroom and Beyond

    The Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence is a convener of board members, executive and governance leaders dedicated to strengthening corporate governance.

    Through expert thought leadership and curated experiences, the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence helps board and executive leaders to be diligent, inquisitive, and ask the right questions to navigate uncertain times while offering an authentic environment for collaborative learning.

    Join the Community

    The Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence is a convener of board members, executive and governance leaders dedicated to strengthening corporate governance.

    Through expert thought leadership and curated experiences, the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence helps board and executive leaders to be diligent, inquisitive, and ask the right questions to navigate uncertain times while offering an authentic environment for collaborative learning.

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    Our Work

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    Community

    Establish meaningful relationships and advance professional development by participating in exclusive experiences and networking opportunities with peers.

    Establish meaningful relationships and advance professional development by participating in exclusive experiences and networking opportunities with peers.

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    Content

    Access to useful resources including thought leadership on timely topics and best practices to support continuous improvement.

    Access to useful resources including thought leadership on timely topics and best practices to support continuous improvement.

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    Collaboration

    Engage in discussions and explore partnership opportunities accessing the Center’s global network of experts and resources.

    Engage in discussions and explore partnership opportunities accessing the Center’s global network of experts and resources.

    What's needed to help us drive board excellence? You—and your insights.

    Leaders who join the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence become a member of our global governance community and receive first-hand access to expert thought leadership and exclusive experiences.

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    Board Members & Trustees

    Engage with fellow leaders to support focus on resilience through uncertainty and change. Discover best practices and advance discussions around risk oversight, sustainability, cybersecurity, and the geopolitical landscape.

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    Executive Leaders

    Leverage Nasdaq’s global community of experts, resources, and relationships to identify opportunities for collaboration. Advance professional development and build meaningful connections with leaders across industries and regions.

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    Governance Professionals

    Be informed of top agenda items to help better navigate conversations around corporate governance priorities and elevate your board’s performance. Learn best practices from Nasdaq’s global governance community and gain a deeper understanding of the priorities of the boardroom today.

    Value of Community & Power of Collaboration

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    Education

    Discover Latest Resources & Insights from the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

    Supporting Organizations

    Our supporting organizations are reimagining and promoting board excellence

    With a range of knowledge and experience, our supporters are positioned to provide insights directly with our members. From helping grow our community to creating cross-organizational opportunities for mentorship and networking, our supporters are crucial to the effectiveness of the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence.

    Learn more about our supporters below. 

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    ADVANCING BOARDROOM DIVERSITY

    Equilar

    Equilar is the leading provider of corporate leadership data solutions. Its award-winning, data-driven executive platforms, BoardEdge, Insight and ExecAtlas, provide tools for business development, recruiting and compensation analytics.

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    ADVANCING BOARD SERVICE

    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.

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    ADVANCING BOARD SERVICE

    theBoardlist

    theBoardlist is an online talent platform that connects both public and private companies with diverse candidates for global leadership opportunities. As a leader in corporate diversity, theBoardlist has successfully helped over 2,000 companies source exceptional talent.

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    TRANSFORMING BOARDROOMS

    Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles is the premier provider of senior-level executive search, culture shaping, and leadership consulting services. They serve more than 70% of the Fortune 1000, with clients in virtually every industry and sector around the globe.

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    ACCELERATING DIVERSITY ON CORPORATE BOARDS

    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 most talented “Hers” to board service — inspiring an increase in equality of opportunity.

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    DEEPENING DIRECTOR CONTRIBUTIONS

    Corporate Board Member

    Since 1998, directors have relied on Corporate Board Member to help them improve their contributions as individual directors and as boards, and in turn, strengthen stakeholder trust in the organizations they represent. Corporate Board Member Network connects the unique community of corporate directors to each other and to expert advisors through exclusive educational and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, allowing you to profit from the experience of other directors and build trust with stakeholders.

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    ADVANCING BOARDROOM DIVERSITY

    African American Board Leadership Institute

    The African American Board Leadership Institute’s (AABLI) mission is to strengthen public, private, and nonprofit organizations by recruiting and preparing African American professionals for a broad range of governing boards. AABLI’s comprehensive Board Leadership Program provides the foundation and expertise for effective organizational governance.

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    INCREASING CORPORATE BOARD DIVERSITY

    BoardReady

    BoardReady is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing corporate board diversity. BoardReady works with clients to improve board diversity through the BoardReady Index (BRI), BoardConsult Analysis, and BoardReady TalentVault. Our female founders are seasoned private and public board members and executives with experience in Fortune-500 and FTSE-100 boardrooms. Through a data-driven approach, expanding the network of corporate boardrooms, and targeted introductions, BoardReady works to efficiently diversify client boardrooms.

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    ADVANCING BOARDROOM DIVERSITY

    Extraordinary Women on Boards

    Extraordinary Women on Boards (EWOB) is a unique and trusted peer-to-peer, global membership community for highly accomplished women who are experienced corporate board directors. Representing hundreds of public and private for-profit boards across a wide range of industries, geographies and sectors, EWOB members are committed to advancing board director excellence, modernizing governance, and strengthening the presence and influence of women in the boardroom.

    Board Recruitment and Composition Planning

    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.

    Learn More and Meet Our Partners