Women on Boards is very grateful to our UK corporate sponsors who, alongside our foundation sponsors (PwC, ICBC Standard Bank, Thomson Reuters and Berwin Leighton Paisner), help us ensure that we can offer high quality events at accessible prices. These organisations provide funding or regular venue space for WOB events.
In Scotland our key corporate supporter is Scottish Water.
Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen is a global investment management group, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the world.
Aberdeen Asset Managment regularly host events for WOB in London and Edinburgh, including our FTSE NED Breakfasts and our Impact and Influence Masterclass.
Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London. They are recognised for providing high quality legal advice across a range of practice areas and for their distinctive, client-focused service.
Goodman Derrick sponsor WOB's Information Evening events in London.
Mayer Brown is a global legal services provider advising clients across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Their geographic strength means they can offer local market knowledge combined with global reach..
Mayer Brown sponsor the WOB Impact and Influence Masterclass in London.
Mentore's bespoke mentoring service is designed to provide businesses with solutions to develop their most talented people by placing them with senior mentors to enhance a mentee’s performance and unlock their potential. For organisations with a focus on diversity this investment in senior talent can enable a change in culture that is led from the top, building and embedding a sustainable and diverse executive pipeline
WOB UK has worked with Mentore since 2014, organising breakfast events for FTSE-level non executives.
Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is an international commercial law firm that offers a range of business, commercial and corporate services from offices throughout the World.
Squire Patton Boggs sponsor the WOB Board CV Masterclass.
Board Consultants & Executive recruiters
For a lot of entry-level board roles, executive recruiters (headhunters) may play little or no part in the process. These roles are typically either unpaid or command very low remuneration, so the expense of involving a professional recruiter is difficulty for boards to justify. However as the importance of the board's role in effective governance is increasingly understood, we are seeing more and more appointments involve a recruitment firm and/or a board consultant in organisations in all sectors. A number of firms now recognise the value of the role that WOB plays in supporting and preparing board candidates. These companies are therefore prepared to play their part in supporting WOB UK financially. Like our other corporate sponsors, this helps ensure that WOB can continue to grow the pool of female board candidates and increase the diversity of boards across the UK.
Huntswood is one of the UK's leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in the areas of governance, compliance and complaints. Their ambition is to enhance the reputation of their clients with their customers, people and regulators. They do this by helping firms:
- Quickly and effectively react to regulatory issues, with high quality, swift intervention
- Develop and embed appropriate systems, controls and processes to ensure robust governance and oversight
- Better manage ongoing regulation
Huntswood understands the role that diversity of thought plays in the boardroom, which is why they have chosen to support WOB UK. Take a look at this recent Huntswood interview with Deanna Oppenheimer, a Non-Executive Director at Tesco Bank, AXA and Worldpay. Deanna discusses her views and offers some solutions on how to get more women to the top in business: Achieving Diversity in the Boardroom