Client Recommendations


“Nancy brings decades of board expertise to those she coaches.  From positioning one’s experience to resonate with various board opportunities to connecting candidates with board roles she’s aware of within her own network, she shows her optimism, passion, and generosity to really support candidate success and drive DEI impact in the boardroom.  In addition, she provides practical tools such as executive search network lists and training opportunities as an added benefit.   Thank you for all that you do, Nancy!”

Menekse Gencer, former Wells Fargo Bank Senior Executive

“Just want to thank you again for our coaching session.  The How Women Lead Board Readiness Program you led set the foundation for my board journey. My time with you really helped me shape my value proposition!”

Essye  Miller, Board Member, Corporate Office Property Trust (NYSE: OFC) 

Nancy exceeded my expectations with her value add on my board journey. Nancy helped me hone my value proposition, sharpen my strategy to identify specific companies to approach and the best way to be introduced to them. She was tremendous in providing me many introductions. What stands out about Nancy is her directness and tough love — makes working with her so efficient! I recommend her whole-heartedly.”

Renu Agrawal. Board Member, Luther Burbank Corporation,  (NASDAQ: LBC)

As I have transitioned from a large corporate organization to pursuing board positions, I have found Nancy Sheppard’s advice, guidance, and counsel so invaluable. Her breadth of experience and leadership has helped me pivot and find opportunities that fit my expertise and capabilities – she’s helped me realize that how much value I still have to add after leaving an almost 20-year banking career! Thank you so much Nancy – I look forward to our continued partnership!”

Millicent Tracey, Board Member, California Bank of Commerce (NASDAQ: CALB)

“Nancy was instrumental in our recent Board appointments.  Nancy listened carefully for the qualifications that we needed and culled her broad network to recommend numerous strong candidates.  We found Nancy’s board recruitment services to be superior to other methods (including board postings and traditional networking).  She found national candidates with the skills and interest in our company.  Nancy also offered follow-up and excellent advice for the recruiting process.  We were delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors.” 

Britt Ide, Former Board Chair & Nominating Committee, PCS Edventures!.com (PCSV)

“As Pan Pacific Bank navigated a period of unprecedented growth, with Nancy’s help we found three qualified women candidates for our board and we selected one. Her assistance in identifying talent that worked for our diverse board was swift and valuable.”

Wayne Doiguchi, Former CEO, Pan Pacific Bank

“Women2Boards is a great resource for connecting companies and Board candidates.  Obtaining a Board seat through Women2Boards,  I have first-hand experience with the process and Nancy’s approach, which definitely translate into effective action for both candidates and client companies. Nancy also takes a personal interest, and handles interactions with a long-term perspective, which is a true value add !! “

Paula LuPriore,  CEO and Board Member, WujiTech, Inc.

“Nancy and I have collaborated on a number of projects, all of which have been targeted to promote women on boards. I am particularly impressed by Nancy’s ability to meet people and quickly develop executive-level rapport. If you are a board candidate and are seeking to increase your visibility, Women2Boards can help!”

Tracy Houston, Board Advisory Consultant