Supported Events

Women on Boards is happy to support events that are relevant for our network of members, both seeking board roles and active in the boardroom.  

If you have an event that you would like to appear on this page, please contact us.

British Bankers Association NED Club, "Would any sane person become a bank NED? - Risk and Reward"
7 June, London

On Wednesday 7th June, the BBA invites bank non-executive directors to the first meeting of the BBA NED Club to discuss and debate, with a panel of experts ‘'Would any sane person become a bank NED? – Risk and Reward’. This debate will be followed by a practical presentation with actionable takeaways by conduct and culture risk expert Dr. Roger Miles on ‘Culture and Conduct Risk - How to exceed the FCA’s expectations’.
Panel members confirmed so far

  • Louis Cooper, CEO of The Non-Executive Directors Association
  • Brandon Davies, Independent bank Non-Executive Director
  • Bryan Foss, Independent bank Non-Executive Director
  • Francis Kean, Executive Director at Willis Towers Watson
  • Chair – BBA Policy Director

Date: Wednesday 7th June
Time: 18.00 – 20.00 (drinks and canap├ęs provided), registration from 17:30.
Location: Pinners Hall, 105-108 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1EX

If you would like to attend or wish to find out more, please click here.

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Women onto Boards

Have you ever considered joining the Board of a higher education institution but wondered how to begin? Did you wonder what the commitment would be and, and just as importantly, consider how you could make a contribution?

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity the Leadership Foundation has organised four national Women onto Boards receptions for all women who would like answers to these questions. Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm with the discussions starting promptly at 6.15pm. The event will close at 8.00pm. More information is available for each of the dates:

Belfast: Thursday 8 June 2017
Edinburgh: Thursday 15 June 2017
Leeds: Tuesday 27th June 2017

There is a fee of £45 for these events.

If you think that you would like to make a real contribution as a board member join us at one of our receptions which will showcase why it is crucial that more women join boards, and the opportunities to serve.

Women's Private Equity Network, European Summit 2017
15 June 2017, London

Now in its fourth year, the WPEN Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent event for women who undertake, or in future expect to undertake, leadership roles in the private investment industry as investors, deal-makers, expert service providers or business leaders. The Summit is first and foremost a business-focused event, designed to bring tangible business benefits to the participating individuals and organisations.

More information and to register, select the following link.
WOB Members are eligible to benefit from a 15% discount to this years summit using the code: WOB17

Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA)WSLA.PNG
11 - 16 June 2017, University of Chichester Business School

The Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) is dedicated to developing tomorrow's leaders of sport. In June 2017, WSLA will bring together exceptional women, 18 from the UK and 18 from the rest of the world. WSLA provides a unique learning environment designed to further develop leadership competencies and support the women to become the next generation of outstanding sport’s leaders.

Date: 11 - 16 June 2017
Location: The Dome, home to the University of Chichester's Business School

The main component of the Academy is a week-long residential at the University of Chichester. Combining the essential elements for self-critical learning and development, the unique learning environment includes high-profile guest speakers, workshops, personal development planning, national and international support groups, as well as physical activities. The 2017 cohort will join the global network of over 100 WSLA graduates.

WSLA are seeking applications from women who:

  • Are currently in middle management or recently appointed senior managers or Board members of sport/sport-for-development organisations.
  • Have key areas of responsibility such as heading up a specific department /area/ project for their organisation or have current responsibility for influencing people and/or managing staff.
  • Are identified as future leaders by their organisations.
  • Are committed to making a difference and enhancing opportunities for women and girls in and through sport.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development
  • For information about applying for the 2017 WSLA Academy please take a look at the following Information Pack. 

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