As featured in the Boston Globe, the award-winning Board-Ready Bootcamp is designed to improve the quality of board governance and composition at tech companies by providing a high-impact curriculum on board fundamentals, strategy and governance. Given the lack of diversity in the tech boardroom, the bootcamp is focused on preparing underrepresented tech leaders, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and women tech executives. Participants must be current tech executives who’ve been nominated to attend and have the support of their CEO or board of directors.

The Bootcamp will be held twice in 2023, with both a spring and a fall cohort. Each will be conducted as a four-part immersive digital experience over a three-week period. Read about what to expect from a virtual bootcamp

Board-Ready Bootcamp – Spring 2023 Cohort
Session 1 – Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
Session 2 – Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
(skip week of Patriot’s Day holiday & school vacation)
Session 3 – Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
Session 4 – Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm

Board-Ready Bootcamp – Fall 2023 Cohort
Session 1 – Thursday, October 5, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
Session 2 – Thursday, October 12, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
Session 3 – Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm
Session 4 – Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8:45am-12:30pm

For more about our alumni and their journeys, check out the following alumni profiles:

Marty Blue – From Operator to Board Member

Erin Farrell – Making the Leap and Not Looking Back

Kamala Grasso – Taking the Plunge & Starting the Board Journey

Maria Loughlin – Defining Your Own Board Journey

Jules Pieri – Targeting Your Board Journey

Aravinda Rao Souza – On the Power of Storytelling and the Importance of “Bothering” Powerful People

Vera Tice – From Executive to Board Director 

Lisa Walker – Just Ask


“The MTLC Board Bootcamp is like being taken under the wing of a good friend on the first day at a new school. The highly qualified speakers demystified and explained the somewhat opaque nature of how boards work and clearly laid out how and why to be on a board.”

– Jules Pieri, Co-Founder & CEO, The Grommet

“Personally speaking, it raised the bar for my performance as an executive. I clearly saw areas I could improve and walked away with actions I could immediately take.”

– Joseph Maxwell, CEO, Parlance Corporation

“MassTLC’s  Board-Ready Bootcamp is now the gold standard for every business or professional organization that is serious about racial and gender diversity on boards within their industry. Everything about the Bootcamp was well thought out and flawlessly orchestrated. The room itself was inclusive from participants to faculty members and panelists. It was an amazing day.”

– Colette A. Phillips, President/CEO, Colette Phillips Communications


Thank you to the following organizations for providing the financial support and thought leadership to make this initiative possible.

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MassTLC is providing educational and community building services through the Board-Ready Bootcamp. Board recruitment is the sole responsibility of technology companies and their boards. MassTLC makes NO REPRESENTATION that participation in this program will result in being named to a board of directors.