Our Story

the Boardroom is building an active pipeline of qualified women executives to fill board positions.

  • January 2020

    the Boardroom idea is conceived at Harvard Business School, where Diana Markaki-Bartholdi, an international lawyer from Greece, envisioned an international community of empowered women claiming their seat at the table.

  • September 2021

    Diana’s vision takes shape! the Boardroom was founded in Switzerland as the first private club for women executives who aspire to be board members. The mission was clear: achieve gender parity on corporate boards.

  • September 2022

    the Boardroom publishes its first book, "Inspiration and Advice from Women that Made it to the Top”, as part of its efforts to change the face of leadership..

  • October 2022

    After a successful first year, the Boardroom launches its pan-European expansion to break down borders and level the playing field in business. First stop Greece, the founder's home country.

  • February 2023

    Next stop Denmark. The foundations have now been laid for a strong international network of upwardly mobile women in positions of influence across Europe.

  • 2023

    the Bοardroom is on its way to the United Kingdom and France, to bring together powerful women and magnify their influence towards gender equality in corporate boards, for generations to come.