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.

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

Transpire's NED Training and Networking Programme 
Bristol, May/June, Oct/Nov 2017

Aimed at those aspiring to move into a non-executive role, or who are already established in a board role this course of 6 evening sessions provides opportunities to network with people on the lookout for NEDs—Chairmen, Private Equity, established NEDs, Corporate Advisors and SME Board Members. You will also get answers to many of the questions you might be facing including those such as "What is the reality of being a NED?" and "What does an NED need to know about Finance, Insurance, Cyber Security?" For more information click here.

Registration fee: The full price for the course is £375 plus VAT; 40% discount for Women on Boards Members for bookings made and paid for by 27th April. Quote 'Women on Boards' at the time of booking to receive the discount.
Location: Hosted by Smith & Williamson and TLT in their central Bristol offices

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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