Merline Saintil & Robin Washington

Black Women on Boards

Merline Saintil and Robin Washington are both highly influential and successful businesswomen who have decided to share their knowledge and connections with other Black female executives. Saintil is a Fortune 500 board member and an independent director at Rocket Lab, a U.S. aerospace company and launch service provider. Washington is a board member of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, as well as Honeywell International and Salesforce. 

Why They Made the Worthy 100: In 2020, Saintil and Washington cofounded Black Women on Boards, a non-profit organization dedicated to placing more talented, successful Black female executives on the boards of large companies and other organizations. Matching candidates of that caliber with suitable board seats can be lengthy, but since its founding in 2020, BWOB has already placed 28 Black women on various private and public boards. 

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