The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) was foundedĀ in December 2011 to develop a pipeline of qualified African American candidates for membership on governing boards. Its mission is to significantly increase the representation of well-qualified African American individuals on boards and in critical board leadership positions, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of governing boards and better reflecting the diversity of the communities they serve.

AABLI’s target populations are 1) African American professionals who wish to serve on governing boards, and 2) organizations (nonprofits, foundations, commissions and corporations) seeking skilled professionals and ethnic diversity on their boards.

History of AABLI