Corporate Board Pathways Program | NAWBO

Corporate Board Pathways Program


The Corporate Board Pathways Program equips, educates and positions high potential, diverse, women business owners, executives and leaders for corporate board leadership through mentorship and coaching.


The Corporate Board Pathways Program will incubate a socially and professionally diverse pipeline of leaders to optimize corporate board leadership across California and beyond.

Program Overview

The purpose of the Corporate Board Pathways Program is to provide confidential and in-depth ideation, guidance, and thought-partnership to position outstanding professionals, owners, executives and leaders for corporate board leadership. Qualified candidates will be selected for a six month, customized pathway development program with a seasoned corporate director. The program is not a training program, but rather an entry point for understanding and accessing advanced corporate leadership opportunities for qualified applications.

Interested business owners, executives, and leaders must apply for admission to this fee-based mentoring program. Each year, cohorts will have access to:

  • 1-on-1 guidance supported by a seasoned corporate director
  • Peer engagement and networking experiences supported by Corporate Directors
  • Assessment of Resume & CV
  • Individualized recommendations for training resources
  • Development of Board statement and value proposition
  • Diverse decision-makers, influencers, and corporate board leaders
  • Strategic Introductions


The inaugural cohort of the Corporate Board Pathways Program was made possible by the support of our Founding Funder, Southern California Edison. By investing in the program as a sponsor, your business demonstrates its commitment to reducing barriers for diverse professionals to prepare for and access corporate board leadership opportunities. The Pathways Program is led by Executive Directors, Schenae Rourk and Renee Fraser.  For more information on how to partner with the program, email

Contact Information

For more information, admission, or partnership opportunities please email


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