The North West needs more female board directors and trustees so come along to a networking evening with wine and nibbles to broaden your understanding of the range of opportunities out there, understand how your skills and experience are transferable and to meet other board members, both current and future.
The WOB network is here to support you and can connect you, via these evenings, with other North West women who are on or interested in boards.
The purpose of this event is to introduce you to the different types of board opportunities across the sectors and to hear from a panel of board directors with a wealth of experience, who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom. As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks. Sarah Perris WOB's North West Presenter and Coordinator will be facilitating and chairing the evening.
Sarah is Managing Partner of Perris-Myatt, which helps individuals and organisations from grass-roots to global to build their brands and to enhance their reputation by communicating more productively with internal and external audiences. She is an experienced executive and non-executive director, trustee and board advisor in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Currently a Trustee for the Twin & Multiple Birth Association and for the Eifion Trust. Previously de-facto Director for Bentley Motors and a school Governor.
We have two NED speakers for you on the night, Hannah Woodcock and Clare Rafferty.
In January 2017, Hannah became a trustee of n-compass northwest, a charity that supports adults and young people who are disadvantaged by disability, physical and mental illness, age or social exclusion.
Hannah is a qualified solicitor with over ten years of experience gained predominantly in-house in both fast-paced entrepreneurial settings and public companies across several industry sectors. She currently works for Arrow Global Group PLC as a senior member of the European legal team with a broad transactional background including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, outsourcing contracts, public tender processes and joint ventures. She has a thorough knowledge of governance and regulatory issues.
Clare is a Trustee of Smart Works in Manchester. A national charity that helps women get into work by providing them with suitable professional clothes whilst at the same time giving their clients interview support. Clare is a Director with Wellbeing Associates Ltd, an organisation committed to making the workplace a healthier place to live and work. Clare is also an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Salford. Clare trained as a teacher and taught for 4 years before moving into corporate banking where she had almost 7 years working with NatWest Corporate Banking. Since 1998, Clare has been in the Healthcare Sector with roles at Cigna, BUPA and currently with Wellbeing.
Hannah and Clare will talk you through their board experiences and hopefully inspire you to write your NED CV and apply for roles.
"The session on Wednesday was a true inspiration to me. It was just what I needed at this time. The speakers you chose shared great insights on what NED roles they'd done, why they'd chosen them and how they got them. I also liked the Q&A session where the panel shared their hints on how to demonstrate what you will bring to the organization." March 2016
Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.
With thanks to our event hosts