Workshops: Getting Started: Realising Your Board Potential
Date Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Time 20 Mar 10:30 - 20 Mar 14:00
Venue PwC, One Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3PW, Wales
Pricing Subscribed Member
£ 140 Subscribed Member
Corporate Member
£ 140 Corporate Member
£ 195 Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 A half-day workshop designed for anyone considering their first board role or seeking to add a new NED role to their portfolio.  Whether you are already sitting on a board or just starting to think about it, you will get something out of this fast-paced tour through everything you need to know about directorship and how to do yourself justice as a candidate

Many of us are convinced that we have the skills and wisdom to contribute to the boardroom, but don't know enough about the role or the board recruitment process to position ourselves to get there.  Others are intrigued by the possibility of having a real impact on society through directorship, but need convincing that their experience is transferable to the boardroom, along with some insights into how to access the roles.  If either of these sounds like you, you will enjoy this workshop and leave with a renewed commitment to finding a board role.
The workshop content has been developed over many years working to help hundreds of women take action to address their career challenges and aspirations.  The topics covered include:
  • Managing your career and how to include a NED or trustee position
  • About directorship; the role, duties and legal responsibilities of directors
  • Directorship opportunities; market intelligence on board roles and how to apply
  • Doing yourself justice when applying for board roles.
The workshop is practical, strategic and interactive.  Participants are engaged and supported by the Women on Boards team and encouraged to make use of the wider WOB "network of influence".
Suited to people:
  • Looking at long-term career options
  • Thinking about or already on a board
  • Seeking strategic and practical advice
  • Looking for an influential support network
The presenters are:

Marian Evans  

Marian is a Non-Executive Director on the Cirencester Friendly Society Ltd Board and The Federation of Agricultural Brokers. Marian is a Chartered Insurance Broker and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), having been an executive director at Thomas Carroll Group leading the Special Risks division. Prior to that she spent 13 years with NFU Mutual where she was one of the youngest and first women in the history of the organisation to be appointed Sales Manager in Wales. 

She has recently become one of only 5 individuals in Wales to be awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the highest level awarded by the Institute. Tipped in Walesonline as one of Wales’ Top Movers and Shakers’ with a Nomination for Womanspire Leadership Award, Marian works as a Business Consultant and Director of Elevate BC ltd to empower and enable ambitious executives and businesses and she is a qualified executive coach and business mentor.

Alison Harrison, Non Executive Director, Trustee and WOB Workshop Presenter 

Founder, atconnect, NED and WOB UK Masterclass Presenter Alison held executive board positions at Mothercare, Lego Retail, George at Asda and Otto UK and non-executive roles with start-up businesses.  She spent two years as a partner in an executive search firm, set up a business that supports companies to deliver through their people and now also combines this experience to help individuals present themselves effectively. Alison is Non-Executive Director of TPC Consulting and a trustee of Chwarae Teg Alison is a presenter for WOB's Board CV Masterclass and also provides the follow up one-on-one support.  She is based in Cardiff and is WOB's contact for members in Wales.

Time: 10.30 am-2pm Registration from 10am
Catering: Tea and coffee provided


With thanks to our event hosts, PwC