WCD BoardNext

A customized membership for senior female executives striving for directorship on a for-profit corporate board or a private company board with $50 million in revenue or more.


About BoardNext

Your path to the boardroom

BoardNext is an initiative of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) designed for highly qualified, board-ready women to accelerate the path to their first corporate board. This membership type provides board education, targeted skill-building, strategic networking with search firms and active board members, and peer group support.

BoardNext Membership

$600 USD first-year fee, then

$550 USD/ year

Aspiring board directors gain the networks, training, and support to successfully serve on boards.

Program overview

The BoardNext experience

BoardNext steering committee members

Cynthia Cleveland

LA/Orange County Chapter

CPP (The Myers Briggs Company) (Priv)
Young President’s Organization (NFP)
Indiana University Board of Visitors (Advisory)
BroadLit Board of Advisors
Advisory Board
Children’s Nature Institute (NFP)
Imaginarium (Priv)
Enkeboll Designs (Priv)
Assistance League of Southern Cal. (NFP)

Teresa Jankovic

New York Chapter

BMO Funds, Inc (Pub)
Community Capital New York (NFP)
Financial Women’s Association (NFP)
The Ursuline School (NFP)

Joanne DeFinno

New York Chapter

Joanne is an audit partner at KPMG LLP. She has more than 20 years of experience providing financial statement audit and audit of internal control services to clients, mainly in the consumer goods and retail industries. Joanne serves as the partner in charge of Recruiting and Talent Acquisition for KPMG’s Northeast Commercial Business Unit as well as an ESG Technical Resource. She is also a Performance Partner for managers in the firm’s People Management Leadership program. She is a member of the BOD of the United Way of LI and the Long Island ATHENA Selection Committee

Renee LaBran

LA/Orange County Chapter

B. Riley Financial (Pub)
Iconic Sports Acquisition Corp (Pub)
Idealab (Priv)
Stravos Education (Priv)
Alliance for SoCal Innovation (NFP)
Women Founders Network (NFP)

Denise Warren

New York Chapter

Naviga (Priv)
Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (Pub)
Electronic Arts (Pub)
Fiont, Inc. (Advisory)
Monotype Imaging (Pub)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Take the next step in your BoardNext journey

Expand your network and deepen your influence with our unparalleled global community of women corporate directors.

Apply to BoardNext

Looking to apply to WCD's BoardNext? Apply online or contact our membership department for more information at membership@wcdglobal.org.


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