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Which is the best membership type for me?
We have various types of membership to support you at whatever stage you are in your Board career. If you are just starting out or if you are actively looking to add to your portfolio, we would suggest a Full or Premium membership. If you are already a NED with experience on complex boards, we would recommend becoming a Directors' Circle member. Full details of the benefits of each membership can be found here. If you are still not sure which is the best membership type for you, please contact us and we would be happy to talk you through options.
What are the benefits of each type of membership?
A breakdown of each membership type along with benefits of each can be found here.
How do I upgrade from basic to a Full or Premium member?
You can upgrade to Full or Premium membership at any time by going to ‘My Membership’. You will then see all the upgrade options available to you.
Can I upgrade my Full Membership to Premium Membership?
Yes, you can upgrade from Full membership to Premium Membership at any time. This will give you access to both the UK and Australian Women on Boards websites. Please note however, that upgrading from Full to Premium Membership will not include a place on our ‘Get On Board’ workshop. If you are renewing your membership, the renewal rate and the cost of ‘Get on Board’ will be less than the cost of premium membership.
How do I renew my membership?
We will email you before your membership lapses or auto renews, however you can also renew by visiting ‘My Membership’ on your WOB profile.
I am a man, can I still join?
Whilst Women on Boards is our brand name, we are here to support anyone who wants to develop their NED career. We do have male members who have been very successful using Women in Boards support!
I identify as Non-Binary/ Trans- is Women on Boards still for me?
Absolutely! We welcome anyone whose gender may have traditionally been a barrier to career success. Whilst our network consists predominantly of people who identify as female, we do have some non-binary members (who have actively let us know their preferences) Our support is particularly relevant to those from groups who are under-represented at board level, and we pride ourselves on our diverse, supportive Network.
Do you offer any membership discounts?
We price our memberships (and all costs) to be as inclusive as possible whilst still covering our costs as a small business. Our Premium Membership represents a 10% discount on membership and your place on our flagship ‘Get on Board’ workshop (when purchased within your first year of membership)
How can I turn on/off auto renewal of membership?
If you would like your membership to automatically renew, please go to ‘My Membership’ on your WOB profile and tick the ‘Membership auto-new’ box at the bottom of the page. If you would like to unsubscribe from auto-renew, simply untick the box and we will send you reminders before your membership is due to expire.
I want to cancel my membership. What do I do?
If you are a basic member, you can go to ‘Delete my Account’ on your WOB Dashboard at any time. If you are a full, premium or Directors' Circle member please contact us if you no longer wish to continue your membership prior to it ending. Your account will then be deleted and you will be unsubscribed from all of our mailing lists.
I am based outside of the UK, can Women on Boards Membership still benefit me?
Our resources, events and unique 1-on-1 support can benefit those looking to develop their NED career, wherever you are based. Our vacancy board currently lists mostly UK based roles, however our advice and methods have helped members from all over the world achieve their board goals.
How do I know if my organisation is a Corporate Partner?
You can view a list of our current Corporate Partners here.
How do I sign up for Corporate Membership?
You will need to create a Women on Boards account with your corporate email address. If you already have an account under a personal email address that you have used previously, please contact us and we can amend this for you.
How does my organisation become a Corporate Partner?
We offer a variety of packages to suit any organisation type and budget. You can find out more about becoming a Corporate Partner here.
My organisation is a Corporate Partner, but I still seem to only have Basic Membership.
Please check that you have signed up for an account with your corporate email address. If you have alreday done this, please insure that you are logged into the website with your corporate email address. If you still do not have full access to the website (ie you cannot view our vacancy board) please contact us and we can resolve this for you.
I am leaving my organisation- can I take my Corporate Membership with me?
Your Corporate Membership is linked to your corporate email address, so once you cease to have access to this email, you will no longer be able to log into your Women on Boards account. If you would like to take out an individual membership after leaving your role, please change your email address to your personal contact details and then upgrade your membership to Full or Premium Membership to regain access.
How do I change my password?
If you are able to log into the website, please use the ‘Change Password’ area on your WOB Dashboard. If you are unable to log into your account, please opt for the ‘Forgotten password’ option or you can contact us directly and we can reset this for you.
How do I change my email address, job title or other personal details?
Please log into your WOB Dashboard and you will see the option to edit your personal details such as your email address, home address, job title and password. If you are unable to access the WOB Dashboard please contact us directly.
How does my profile help match me to Board Roles?
For selected non-executive roles, we will reach out to members with the skills and experience that are being sought. Therefore to get the most from your membership, we recommend that you complete the following parts of your Profile, which we search on boards/committees and experience
The fields to add this detail are at the bottom right of the My Profile page. For both Board/Committees and Positions the matching criteria are Industry Sector and Skills. The more breadth of both you can show across the different roles you enter, the more likely you are to match a particular position, so do enter as many as are relevant.
How do I search for other members' profiles?
You can search for other members (if their profiles are public) by going to ‘Browse user profiles’ Here you can search other members by keyword, City or Industry Sector.
Do you have any other tips on completing my WOB profile?
Yes, we would recommend you read this article on completing your WOB profile in order to get the best use from it.
How do I search for a vacancy?
You will need to be a Full or Premium Member and logged into your account. Please go to our Vacancy Page to begin your search. You can search by keyword, sector, skills sought, area and remuneration type. If you are not getting any results when you try to search for a vacancy, please ensure that all fields are clear before you search, with at least one checkbox selected for each section
How many new vacancies do you have each month?
This depends partly on the time of year, but on average we post around 200 new roles every month, with around 10 private sector roles advertised each month and 2 paid board roles added each day.
How many members find their roles with Women on Boards?
In 2021, 8 members a week on average found a role with the support of Women on Boards, either via our Vacancy Board or through their own networks.
Who do I contact if I want more information on a vacancy?
The contact information for the vacancy will be at the bottom of the page and Women on Boards will not hold any more details than those listed in the advert. For a small number of roles, we work more closely with the recruiting organisation and in this instance, our contact details will be at the bottom of the advert.
How do I post a vacancy and what are the costs?
It is free to post a vacancy but we can offer additional support, tailored to your needs, at a range of price points. Please visit our Recruit with Us page to find out more.
Can Women on Boards post my vacancy for me?
Posting a vacancy with us can be done via a short form on our vacancy page. You will just need to register for Basic (free) account to be able to do this. If you would like us to post your vacancy for you, please consider our Highlighted Vacancy or Bespoke Search service. As always, if you need any assistance or more information, you can contact us.
How long after submitting my post will it be live on the website?
We aim to publish a vacancy within 48 hours of receiving it. If you need your role to go live sooner, please contact us and we will do our best to help. We will contact you if there are any problems posting your vacancy.
Where are the majority of your vacancies based?
The majority of vacancies posted on our board are based within the UK.
How can I get the discounted event cost for members?
If you are logged into your account and you are a Full, Premium or Director's Circle Member, the discount will automatically be applied at checkout. If you are a Basic Member, you can upgrade here to take advantage of event discounts. Directors' Circle membership includes a number of bespoke evenbts which are not open to non-Directors' Circle members. Details are on the website, but Directors' Circle members receive invites directly to your diary - no need to book!
Can I cancel an event that I am booked onto?
Many of our virtual events are, with the permission of key speakers, recorded and shared with all those who registered to attend the event. If however, you are not happy to listen to the recording and wish to attend a live event, please contact us at your earliest opportunity and we can transfer your registration to the next scheduled event. Unfortunately, we are unable to cancel your place at an event with less than 48 hours notice.
Can I bring a guest to events?
Many of our events are for Full Members of Women on Boards only. We do have events that are open to Basic Members, so we would advise asking any guests to create their own Women on Boads basic account and signing up for the event this way.
Are Women on Boards events In person or online?
Currently, the majority of events are virtual (online). During the beginning of the pandemic, the Women on Boards team worked hard to evolve and adapt our online events to offer the same level of engagement and support as our in person events. We are beginning to introduce in person networking events monthly and we will look to further develop a hybrid of face to face and online events as many people prefer virtual events for convenience.
Help, I’ve not received information on the event I am attending!
If the event you are booked onto is more than 24 hours away and you have still not received any details, please check your Spam/Junk folders. If you still cannot see an email from us, please contact us or call the office on 0203 925 4080.
How can I see which events I am booked onto/have already attended?
You can view which events you have booked onto or attended in the past by visiting the ‘My Events’ page of your WOB profile.
I missed an online event I signed up for! Will there be a recording I can view?
The majority of our events are recorded and will be sent in a follow up email a few days after the event. The exception to this are any events that feature live, interactive discussions. There may also be times where other recordings of events are not sent out due to sensitive content within the conversation. Where events are recorded, this will generally only include main content of the session and not any Q&A’s that may happen afterwards.
What types of CV Support do you offer?
We have many types of CV Support to suit the stage that you are at on your NED Journey. From on-demand learning, 1-on-1 sessions and webinars, you can find more information here.
I have purchased Building your Board CV online course but can't access it!
Our online learning is hosted on our e-learning site - Thinkific. Joining instructions are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org (do check your junk folder if you have not received these within 1 working day). That email will include a link to the e-learning site. If this is the first time visiting the site, you will need to create a new account as it is not automatically linked to the Women on Boards site. Once signed in, you will be able to access your course.
How can I get a 1-on-1 CV Review?
More information on how to purchase a 1-on-1 CV review is available here. Once you have made your order, you can email us a draft of your Board CV to Contact@womenonboards.co.uk and we will pass this onto your reviewer who will then contact you to arrange a time for your review. Please let us know if you are applying for a specific role, including any relevant details for the reviewer.
Can you help me with my Cover letter?
Our resource centre has a sample cover letter which is available to download for Full Members. Unfortunately, we are unable to give advice on cover letters during 1-on-1 reviews.
Do you offer Mentoring?
We offer various options for mentoring, from Mini Mentoring sessions through to a bespoke mentoring programme. Please visit the Mentoring area of our website for more information.
How do I ask for pre-interview support?
If you are a Full or premium member, pre-interview support is included as part of your membership. Please contact us as soon as you know the date of your interview.
When will your next Peer Support Group launch?
We run Peer Support Support groups around 3 times a year. For the next group registration, please visit our Events Page.
Is there an opportunity to Partner with Women on Boards?
We do on occasions partner with organisations who share the same values and goals as us. Please contact us if you would like to talk about potentially working together. Please note that we already have a charity partner that we work with.
Do you offer work experience/ Internships?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience placements or internships at this time.
I’m a journalist- who should I contact for more information?
Please contact us with a brief outline regarding who you are and what you would like to speak to us about and we will pass this onto our PR lead and/or appropriate colleague.
How can I find more information on Women on Boards and your impact?
Please see the ‘What we do’ page on our website. You can also view the ‘News and Views’ page on our website for news articles, impact statements and projects we have been involved in.
Can I ask Women on Boards to lobby on my behalf or to endorse my campaign?
Women on Boards is proud to act as a Voice for Inclusion, advocating for the importance of diverse and inclusive leadership. This goes beyond gender, to advance diversity in all forms.
We do get a great many requests to support initiatives and campaigns related to these areas and need to be selective over where we can add value. Do send information to email@example.com or contact us directly on social media.
Does Women on Boards have a policy on paid advertorials?
Women on Boards does not respond to approaches inviting us to pay to participate in awards listings, advertorials or magazine features.
How can I book a Women on Boards speaker to attend my in-house event?
We do offer an option for someone from Women on Boards to speak at events both virtually and face to face. Please contact us and let us know a bit more about your event so we can advise accordingly
I hit "Pay Later" when I raised my order. How can I make payment?
If you have selected ‘Pay Later’ an invoice will automatically be sent to your email address. Our bank details are listed on the invoice meaning you can make a payment via bank transfer, quoting your invoice number as the reference. If you would like to pay by card, please Contact us
My company will pay my invoice. How do I set that up?
Please select ‘pay later’ to generate an invoice whch will then be emailed to you. If you need your company name and details on the invoice, please Contact us.
Can I make payment over the phone?
Although we prefer payment at the point of order, or by bank transfer, we can in some circumstances accept payment by credit or debit card over the phone. If you need to make a payment over the phone, please Contact us.
How do I get in touch if I have a question that isn’t covered here?
You can email us at Contact@womenonboards.co.uk or call us on 0203 925 4080
What are your phone line opening hours?
Our phone lines are open from 9am-5:30pm, however being a small team there may be times where we are not available. Please leave us a voicemail and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Can I contact you by post?
Yes, our address is:
WOB UK Ltd,
27 Old Gloucester Street,
Do you have a complaints procedure?
Member experience is incredibly important to us. If you are unhappy with any area of our service at all, please contact us.
How do I unsubscribe from newsletters?
You can unsubscribe by going to the ‘My communication preferences’ section of your WOB dashboard. From there, you can choose which emails you would and would not like to receive.