About us

Diligent Institute informs, educates, and connects leaders to champion governance excellence.

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Our offerings

We provide original, cutting-edge research on the most pressing issues in corporate governance, certifications and educational programs that equip leaders with the knowledge and credentials needed to guide their organizations through existential challenges, and peer networks that convene directors and corporate executives to share best practices and insights.

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News & events

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Fortune: Want Gender Balance in Boardrooms?

Yet significant hurdles remain to diversify positions of power in the corporate sector.

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The team

Lisa Edwards

Executive Chair

Dottie Schindlinger

Executive Director

Emily Williams

Director of Programs

Edna Twumwaa Frimpong

Head of International Research

Kira Ciccarelli

Lead Research Specialist

Sophia Hadef

Programs Specialist

Advisory board

Rahul K. Bhardwaj

President and CEO of Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada)

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado

Divisional President & GM: Kohler Company Board Member: Umpqua Bank, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Susan Forrester

Chair, South Bank Corporation, Non-Executive Director, Jumbo Interactive, Healthengine Ltd, and Plenti Ltd

TK Kerstetter

Founder and CEO of Boardroom Resources, Co-Founder of Corporate Board Member

Susan Kilsby

Board Member at Diageo; Fortune Brands Home & Security; Unilever

Colin Low

Global Independent Board Director & former Chairman of the Board

Aniel Mahabier

Founder of INOP

Lothar Schröder

Board Member: Deutsche Telekom (Supervisory Board), Telekom Foundation (Board of Trustees) Affiliations: Chairman of the Data Protection Advisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG, and Member of the German Parliament’s Study Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Brian Stafford

CEO of Diligent