Rita Scroggin, Founder Firstboard.io®

“I believe that diversifying Company Boards and Leadership teams will be one of the biggest transformative energies to make the world a more equal and just place.”
As a well known Executive Search Partner, Rita has partnered with many leading Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists, Founders and Technology Leaders.
Her clients are at the center of technology and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation and range from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage Startups.
Recognizing the need to create more diversity in the Board room of her clients, she founded Firstboard.io® in 2020.
FirstBoard.io is a curated group of accomplished female executives in technology, working together to increase the representation of women on boards.
FirstBoard.io Founding Members have been driving scale resulting in million dollar exits and IPOs for some of the most high profile technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Rita began her career at Philips in Hamburg, Germany and holds a B.A. Degree in Business Management from University of Hamburg Applied Sciences and completed the MBA Coursework at Henley Business School in the UK.

Summits Attended: 2021 Debug

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.