The mission of the African American Board Leadership Institute is to strengthen nonprofit, public and private organizations through recruiting, preparing and assisting with the placement of African Americans on a broad range of governing boards.

AABLI Board Leadership Program

This comprehensive program will provide the foundation and expertise for effective organizational governance.

AABLI Corporate Directors Initiative

Learn Various Pathways to the Corporate Boardroom

The Value of AABLI

For Individuals

AABLI offers business professionals training, guidance, and opportunities in their pursuit of board leadership.  Alumni and experienced board members can benefit from our continuing education courses, webinars, invitations to guest speakers series, and valuable networking events.

For Organizations

Many boards lack diversity and tend to elect individuals who share the same personal networks. This potentially limits opportunities to reach beyond their boundaries. AABLI helps organizations diversify and find qualified African American candidates to serve on their boards.

Lead

Professionals contribute their unique perspectives, experience and insight to the successful governance of organizations.

Empower

AABLI recruits and prepares African Americans for leadership roles on a broad range of governing boards.

Aspire

We aim to increase active participation of African Americans on governing boards.

Diversify

Diversity gives institutions the opportunity to be better aligned with the communities they serve, improve decision-making and expand networks of dedicated talent.