Private Directors Association offers strategic alliances with various corporations and organizations to enhance membership value and further PDA's mission and vision.  

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Strategic Alliances

Kimberly Aldworth
Membership and Alliance Director

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PDA offers Andersen Alumni a 15% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

The mission of Andersen Alumni Association is to support the social and professional networking needs of former employees and retirees of Arthur Andersen in an open, on-line network forum. The Andersen network is comprised of personal and professional relationships and is grounded by our cultural heritage and the legacy Andersen motto: Think Straight, Talk Straight. Our goal is to preserve Andersen's history and strengthen our network, by honoring truth and fairness in our words and actions. Learn more,

PDA offers Ashby Consulting course graduates a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

ACE LLC provides comprehensive training and board certification specifically for women, and also places candidates on corporate boards for public or private companies. The Board certification is issued by Corporate Directors International LLC, (with a designation of CDI.D) and certifies the candidate has studied and been tested on the aspects of the rules and responsibilities of public or private corporate board directors in the areas of board governance, committee member roles, independence, ESG, compliance and regulations, risks and financial acumen. To learn more about the ACE Board Certification Programs go to

PDA offers Corporate Member Boards complimentary in-board room training on various cybersecurity topics as well as a dedicated "CISO on Call". For additional details click here.

Apollo Information Systems, Corp., operating in the USA and Canada, is a security leader for high-stakes organizations and businesses. With more than twenty years in cybersecurity and IT, Apollo has created a legacy of creating urgent and active resilience using the best tools, approaches, and solutions available across multiple industry verticals and government branches. 

PDA offers Boardbound Community Alumnae a 20% on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

Board Bound is an organization dedicated to promoting and empowering women in leadership roles. The foundation aims to support and develop the next generation of female leaders by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and opportunities to excel in their careers.

PDA offers California Life Sciences Members a 20% on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

California Life Sciences (CLS) is the state’s most influential and impactful life sciences membership organization, advocating for the sector and its diverse innovation pipeline. For more than 30 years, CLS has served the community by supporting companies of all sizes, from early-stage innovators and startups to established industry leaders in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology. As integral components of a healthy and collaborative ecosystem, CLS also works closely with universities, academic and research institutions, the investment community, and other critical partners that promote this important sector. In doing so, CLS fulfills its mission to protect and nurture California’s life sciences industry, empowering discoveries that lead to healthier lives around the world.

Individuals that complete the QTE Class get their first year of PDA membership complimentary 

DDN is the world's leading boardroom network exclusively focused on improving digital and cyber risk governance. We bring together and work with digital and cyber leaders, directors, corporate boards, and leading technology companies to transform the role of the corporate boardroom in shaping and securing the digital future. DDN is the leader in designing boardroom solutions to these issues and teaches and advises boards on how to implement effective policies and practices. 

PDA offers boards of directors affiliated with UNC Director Diversity Initiative a 20% discount on PDA Corporate Full Board Membership. PDA offers UNC Director Candidates a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Individual Memberships. 

The Director Diversity Initiative (DDI) collaborates with both for-profit and non-profit boards of directors to enhance diversity by promoting the inclusion of women, people of color, and individuals who contribute to board diversity in various ways. This initiative offers training programs for individuals interested in serving on corporate boards, manages a database of potential diverse board directors, assists corporate nominating committees in conducting board searches using the database, maintains a repository of other organizations dedicated to board diversity, and conducts a comprehensive census of board diversity among North Carolina public companies every three years.

PDA offers ExecAA executive advisors a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Individual Memberships. 

Founded by the executive advisory firm, ExecHQ, the mission of the American Association of Executives (ExecAA) is to provide world-class health insurance benefits and other perks and services to our members.

PDA offers ExecHQ executive advisors a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Individual Memberships. 

ExecHQ is a C-suite consulting firm providing elite executives for your business, whether for the purposes of having a “fresh eye” on difficult business challenges and goals, or to provide a trusted senior executive to lead an existing team.

PDA offers the Executive Strategic Alliance global F5000 C-Suite community a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Individual Memberships. 

Executive Strategic Alliance brings together the strongest business enablers, Human Resources, Information Technology and other worktech executives to gain world-class insight on the future of work. With this, we strive to connect to next-generation technologies, establish powerful peer connections, and position executives for board seats.

PDA offers GHWCC Women on Board Institute members a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy and mentoring.

PDA offers Him for Her referral-only talent network a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships

Him For Her is a referral-only talent network of 4200+ board-ready women, more than a third of whom are women of color, and provides free board referrals to 800+ companies ranging from start-ups to S&P 100. Him For Her creates warm introductions between board candidates and CEOs through more than 100 roundtable discussions guest-hosted by renowned leaders.

PDA offers Kellogg Executive Education course participants a 20% discount on Individual Membership. PDA offers family boards participating in John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprise course participants a 20% discount on all NEW Corporate Full Board Memberships. 

Together, we believe it is important to provide our members with the most current and diverse information on board governance and operations through high-quality education events. As such, we are proud to partner with Northwestern Kellogg and support its Corporate Governance, Family Enterprise Boards, Governing Family Enterprises, and Women’s Director Development Programs.


PDA offers On Board NC members a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

OnBoardNC is a non-profit organization that is focused on shrinking the boardroom gender gap. We identify and onboard highly qualified, board-experienced female executives from the greater Research Triangle Park region. We offer programmatic and networking opportunities to the group, and actively promote OnBoardNC and our members into organizations that may be seeking new board directors or are influential in the placement of board candidates.

NetSuite offers PDA members preferred pricing and group discounts, educational events, and networking opportunities through our Associations & Buying Groups program.  

Born in the cloud, Oracle NetSuite is the data foundation that companies prefer for enterprise simplicity, speed, and resiliency. Boards value the relationship with a reputable well-established brand and a robust capability that results in stronger governance, reduced risk, and continued innovation. NetSuite provides an integrated system that includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), inventory management, HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 36,000 customers in 217 countries and dependent territories.

PDA offers Strides members a 20% discount on all NEW PDA Memberships. 

Strides is an AI-based platform that powers the ability to easily find the most relevant senior executive (C-Suite & Board level) connections and enhances your meeting experience with meaningful real-time insights. We augment this with curated leadership development programs delivered through our key partners.