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.

NEDA & London Stock exchange NED masterclass - 27 February 2017                    

This one day course has been designed to appeal to aspiring/new NEDs, Company Secretaries and or NEDs seeking a refresher and to widen their portfolio.  To book and for further information, click here

Registration fee: £695 + VAT (£590 + VAT for subscribers of WOB)*
Location: London Stock Exchange, London
Speakers: Louis Cooper and Graham Durgan, CEO and Chairman of NEDA
CPD points:  This programme attracts 6 CPD points
Date: The London Stock Exchange run this event 3-4 times a year, if you cannot make the above date

*For information on how to claim the subscriber discount for this course please see Subscriber Offers in the 'Subscriber Area' of the Resource Centre via this link.  Note this page is only visible to paid subscribers (you must be logged in to see it).    

The session covers a breadth of essential topics and includes a discussion led by an experienced NED which will provide an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand key aspects of the role and war-stories of what works well and areas that need sensitive handling. The session also offers a range of case study material and practical examples and armed with this knowledge course delegates will be able to take on roles with greater confidence and authority.  Key course takeaways;

  • A full copy of the course materials and examples
  • A copy of the NED Handbook published by NEDA, in association with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (‘ICSA’).
  • Discounted first year's membership of the Non-Executive Director's Association (£54 - first year membership normally £195)  

Claire Fox, CEO of The Institute of Ideas, leads the debate at Devonshire House
Tuesday 28 March 2017, London

Claire Fox, CEO of The Institute of Ideas presents and leads a discussion/ debate at Devonshire House on 28.3.17, based on her splendid and insightful book, “I find that Offensive”.

This is about Free Speech (in particular, its demise) and political correctness (in particular, its emerging dominance). It covers things like – walking on eggshells – Generation Snowflake – safe places/ practice in Universities – victimhood – over-protecting the young – distorting or inventing gender issues – simply not knowing what can be said and what can’t. In fact all the stuff that generates great debate!

This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum.. The first 50 (now down to 43 – 15.1.17) of those booking through Eventbrite will receive a free copy of Claire’s book “I find that offensive” within a few days of booking.

Date: 28th March 2017      
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

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Broadcast Ready Expert Women TV News media training course 
Saturday 8 April 2017, Columbia Hotel, London

Held by “Broadcast Ready” this full day of TV media training for women, will see you develop your TV interview skills through experience of being interviewed several times by former BBC & ITV news journalist Kerry Hopkins. This event is aimed at women seeking to refine interview technique or improve their TV interview confidence within the safety of a training environment. For more information click here.
Registration fee: £500 plus VAT
Location: Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS

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:

London: Monday 8 May 2017
Cardiff: Thursday 11 May 2017
Belfast: Thursday 8 June 2017
Edinburgh: Thursday 15 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 Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA)
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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