About Us

Jo Lynne Whiting, Board Chair, speaking to Corporate Boardbound Launch Event


Women and men leading side by side, lifting companies and communities to greatness.


To open more board positions to women in Colorado and beyond.

  • We inspire leaders to champion and pursue greater board diversity.
  • We equip women to skillfully step into board service.
  • We connect board-ready talent to organizations eager to achieve extraordinary results.


    • CEOs for Women on Boards Advanced by Women’s Leadership Foundation which works with Colorado CEOs and Board directors to support them in accelerating the proportion of women on Corporate Boards. Also researches the status of women on corporate boards.
    • Corporate Boardbound which conducts the Boardbound program with a cohort of C-suite level or equivalent executives to attain corporate board positions via matching with a mentor who serves on a corporate board and workshops.
    • Community Boardbound which ensures Colorado and City Board and Commissions and non-profits have strong qualified women board members.
    • Boardconnect which introduces companies to women with the strategic skills that meet their specific board’s requirements.
    • Latinas in the Boardroom which recruits Latinas to aspire and prepare for board service.

Guiding Principles

Leadership – we believe organizations should utilize the best skills of women leaders
Collaboration – we believe in working side-by-side rather than competitively to accomplish organizational objectives
Inclusiveness – we believe in including women and persons of color in leadership roles
Diversity – we believe diversity increases performance, profitability and effectiveness in organizations
Integrity – we believe in acting ethically and honestly in all decisions and activities
Excellence – we believe in setting high standards for our organizations and ourselves


The Women’s Leadership Foundation was legally formed in 2002 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  It was re-constituted in 2011 with a focus of launching its flagship Boardbound program in 2012. The Foundation set a target that it would be self-sufficient within five years. This target was met in the Fall of 2017 when the Women’s Leadership Foundation transitioned from support from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce CEO and staff to operate on a stand alone basis with a strong working board and contracted support.

Read press release announcing new status.

Contact Us

1350 17th St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202