Corporate Foundation Sponsors and Supporters
Women on Boards is very grateful to our foundation sponsors; PwC UK, ICBC Standard Bank, Thomson Reuters and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner who help us ensure that we can offer high quality events at accessible prices. These organisations provide funding or regular venue space for WOB events. These sponsors are also corporate members of WOB and therefore their employees enjoy full access to our WOB vacancy board and 1-to-1 support, for no charge. Our 1-to-1 support service makes us unique as an organisation - to learn more click on this network information link.
In addition to our foundation sponsors we are also grateful to Scottish Water, our new corporate sponsor in Scotland.
In Scotland our key corporate supporter is Scottish Water.
Aberdeen Standard is a global investment management group, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the world.
Aberdeen Standard regularly host events for WOB in London and Edinburgh, including our FTSE NED Breakfasts and our Impact and Influence Masterclass.
Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London. They are recognised for providing high quality legal advice across a range of practice areas and for their distinctive, client-focused service.
Goodman Derrick sponsor WOB's Information Evening events in London.
Mayer Brown is a global legal services provider advising clients across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Their geographic strength means they can offer local market knowledge combined with global reach..
Mayer Brown sponsor the WOB Impact and Influence Masterclass in London.
Mentore's bespoke mentoring service is designed to provide businesses with solutions to develop their most talented people by placing them with senior mentors to enhance a mentee’s performance and unlock their potential. For organisations with a focus on diversity this investment in senior talent can enable a change in culture that is led from the top, building and embedding a sustainable and diverse executive pipeline
WOB UK has worked with Mentore since 2014, organising breakfast events for FTSE-level non executives.
Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is an international commercial law firm that offers a range of business, commercial and corporate services from offices throughout the World.
Squire Patton Boggs sponsor the WOB Board CV Masterclass.
Board Consultants & Executive recruiters
For a lot of entry-level board roles, executive recruiters (headhunters) may play little or no part in the process. These roles are typically either unpaid or command very low remuneration, so the expense of involving a professional recruiter is difficulty for boards to justify. However as the importance of the board's role in effective governance is increasingly understood, we are seeing more and more appointments involve a recruitment firm and/or a board consultant in organisations in all sectors. A number of firms now recognise the value of the role that WOB plays in supporting and preparing board candidates. These companies are therefore prepared to play their part in supporting WOB UK financially or by giving WOB subscribers a significant benefit in kind. Like our other corporate sponsors, this helps ensure that WOB can continue to grow the pool of female board candidates and increase the diversity of boards across the UK.
Stonehaven International kindly gives WOB UK 1 free place on their superb 'Board Programme' every year (Link). This board programme has been running since 2010 and is widely regarded as the best in the market. Focused on preparing senior executives, of some of the world’s largest companies, for their first board position, it is run in conjunction with the Senior Partners of Allen & Overy, Deloitte and a ‘leading investment bank’. The first day and second morning comprise sessions relating to the sub-committees and the issues faced by a PLC board. On the second day a group of FTSE Chairmen attend a working lunch, which is followed by one-to-one meetings over the course of the afternoon.