If you have a question that is not covered below and for media enquiries, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0203 925 4080.
About Women on Boards and our impact | Vacancy Board | External enquiries and partners
Membership and practicalities
How do I register for an event?
You will find all our upcoming events listed in our Event Calendar. Many of our events have very small cohorts to allow for a high level of interaction. We do run waiting lists in case of any drop-outs, so if an event you'd like to attend is sold out, get in touch on 0203 925 4080 or by email at email@example.com.
Help! I can't login (forgotten user name or password)
To be reminded of your username or password, use the Forgotten Password/Username links on the Login tab.
PLEASE NOTE - you can enter your email address or user name in the user name box (either work). If you cannot remember your username you will find it at the top of the weekly vacancy email we send you but if simpler, just use your email address. If all else fails, contact us and we will sort it out for you.
How do I change my email address?
You can change your contact email address on the MyProfile page. Edit the name/photo section and you will be able to update your email address.
How do I access the 1-on-1 pre-interview support?
All Full and Corporate members are entitled to a 1-on-1 pre-interview connection for every non-executive interview they secure. Simply send your request with a little information about the position and the date of the interview to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's helpful to have as much notice as possible to arrange a mutually convenient time, but we are often able to provide this service at short notice. Do ask!
I work for a Women on Boards Corporate Partner, but am not getting Full membership access.
Staff of our Corporate Partners can join Women on Boards as Corporate Members, with identical membership benefits as our Full Membership package. Please register here and ensure you register using your company email address.
Please note that some organisations have security protocols that block access to external sites including ours; if you are having trouble accessing our website from a work PC, please use a mobile device or your home computer - as long as you register with your corporate email we will recognise you.
About Women on Boards and our impact
Who are your members?
The Women on Boards network is now 28,000+ strong across the UK. Our member profile breaks down as follows:
- 60% are director level or above, with 30% C-suite
- 45% of our members are based outside London
- 35% work within the financial, legal and professional services sectors
How many Women on Boards members have succeeded in finding a board position?
We encourage members of the network who have been appointed to a new board position to tell us about their success - and we know of more than 1500. In 2020 our members gained (on average) seven new board roles every week. You can find a running log on our On Board page as well as more detailed Success Stories. If you have been appointed to a role - whether sourced via our vacancy board or not - please do let us know and we would be delighted to list your appointment.
Are you a charity?
Women on Boards is a purpose-led business. We are set up as a private limited company, but run on social purpose principles. Our main goal is to help women to secure board positions. Our income is solely from our members and Corporate Partners.
Who is Women on Boards membership open to?
Our network is highly inclusive. We welcome any one with an interest in exploring their board potential, at any career stage or in any profession. Our network is ethnically diverse at all levels.
While our network consists predominantly of people who identify as female, we welcome all genders. We have a particular focus on women as they are under-represented at board level, and this applies as much (if not more so) to people who identify as non-binary or trans. There is nothing gender-specific about our services, and people of all backgrounds, including cis men, have found them extremely valuable.
We draw on lived experience and academic research to identify strategies people from under-represented groups can use to overcome unconscious bias and traditional closed recruitment cultures to fulfil their board potential. These are entirely relevant and useful to people who are from ethnic minorities, as well as non-binary and trans people also.
I can't afford to join Women on Boards. Can you help?
We have a free Basic Membership option, which gives significant access to our in-depth Resource Centre and access to most of our events (including many at a low cost.) Our Full Membership represents excellent value for money, given the costs of offering the services included. Find out more about our Membership packages.
We offer a Bursary programme each year to offer our board journey to women who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Find out more.
We can not offer any additional discounts on membership, eg for students or those on maternity leave, as we already price our services keenly.
What makes Women on Boards unique?
The unique value of being part of the Women on Boards network is the ongoing personal advice that we provide to our members. This includes help with your board strategy, board CV and interview preparation and personal introductions to experienced directors who can provide advice and encouragement in specific interview situations. So coming to a workshop or event is not a one-off experience with Women on Boards. This support, coupled with the rich collection of information in the Resource Centre and on our Vacancy Board and the commitment of the team to your success, are what makes us unique.
Can I post a vacancy on your website? How much does it cost?
Anyone can post a non-executive board position (including charity trustee and school governor roles) to our website and we have posted over 16,000 since we launched in 2012. Our members are from diverse backgrounds and cover almost all professional skill sets and experience. We have candidates from highly expereinced NEDs to those preparing to take on a first board role.
We offer three tiers of support with recruiting to your board. Our Basic Vacancy Board posting is free. Find out more.
Please note - we do not advertise executive roles.
Why can't I see full details of the roles listed on your site?
Our Vacancy Board is only available to our Full and Corporate members, reflecting the costs of developing and maintaining it. If you would like to see how a role you have posted is displaying, please get in contact.
Do you have more information about the roles on your site?
We work closely with organisations using our Premium Vacancy services and do verify all roles posted to check they are non-executive positions and have a reasonable qulaity of information provided. If you require more information on a position, you will need to contact the recruiting organisation directly as directed in the advertisement. You should also always do your own due diligence before joining a board.
External enquiries and partnerships
I’m a journalist, who should I contact for more information?
Please contact us on 0203 925 4080 or by email at email@example.com.
I'm a student. Can Women on Boards help with my disseratation research?
We are a small team so can not offer in-depth support or interviews for dissertations. However, do join as a Basic Member and draw from our Resource centre - our 'Voice for Inclusion' in particular may be useful.
Can you send some information about my event/research/resources to your members?
We work with selected partners who we consider may be of interest to our members. However, we can not guarantee to share every request - some times due to quality / alignment with our interests and sometimes simply due to volume of requests. If you have something of interest to share with our network, please contact us on 0203 925 4080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org