Women on Boards exists to support our members into the boardroom.

We are a network of 30,000 women, and some men, who are starting and shaping their board careers. The network includes those with all levels of board experience, across all sectors and professional disciplines. Our Ambassadors, most of whom are highly experienced NEDs, offer particular insight and connections to support our work.

We are there to support you, to encourage you, to offer you honest and helpful advice. Our support is practical, delivered with a genuine personal touch. What we do works - on average seven members secure a new board role each week. See our latest Success Stories.

Find out more about our services and join our network

We work with boards to understand how to recruit for diversity, and to connect with quality candidates outside the ‘usual suspects’.

As absolute believers that men and women share equal reserves of talent and ambition, we are dedicated to helping organisations in all sectors to work towards gender balance at board and leadership level. Diversity leads to more innovation, better quality of decision-making and correlates with improved business performance. Our ‘Voice for Inclusion’ page collates key studies.

We guide boards on how to recruit for gender diversity, showing them how to cast their nets wider. This includes offering direct connections to highly capable candidates through our three levels of recruitment support.

Find out more about how we support board recruitment.


Our NexGen Directors brand helps enhance diversity and inclusion in executive leadership. 

We know senior experience is a pre-requisite for the most competitive board roles, and that integrating board positions from an early stage supports career progression.

NexGen Directors works with over 25 leading firms to equip under-represented groups to advance their careers, enhancing overall diversity (beyond gender) at all levels.

We also offer leadership training to enable all senior leaders to understand how to thrive in today’s complex environment and unlock the benefits of diversity.

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