Join the Women on Boards team in Edinburgh on the evening of the 20th of March to find out more about board roles in a variety of sectors.
Come along to broaden your understanding of the range of opportunities out there, understand how your skills and experience are transferable and to meet other board members, both current and future.
The purpose of this event is to introduce you to the different types of board opportunity you could be targeting and to hear from a panel of board directors with a wealth of experience, who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom. As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks.
Chair, Clear Returns, Chair, Institute of Directors Edinburgh and WOB UK Ambassador, Presenter and Advisor
Julie is Chair of Clear Returns, one of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups. She is also CEO of Broadreach and provides specialist leadership consulting services to global blue-chip companies. Beginning her career with Tesco where she built a formidable reputation for delivering excellence in operations, Julie works extensively as an Executive Coach with various FTSE 100 companies and has held Interim Retail Director roles with Liberty and Punch Taverns. She also spent time as a retail specialist and Executive Partner EMEA with IBM.
Julie is a presenter for WOB's Getting Started and On Track for Success workshops and co-leads the Getting to the C-Suite programme. She also works with Rowena providing 1-on-1 support to subscribers working on their Board CV. She lives in Edinburgh and, along with Tanya, is a point of contact for WOB members in Scotland.
Womens Enterprise Scotland, Chair and WOB Ambassador and Presenter
A serial entrepreneur, Lynne has over 20 years’ investment experience, investing in, mentoring and nurturing a range of early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies, from pharmaceuticals and polymers, to prosthetics and optics and has also managed two early stage technology venture capital funds, served on over 30 boards and started up a number of her own companies.
Currently Lynne is involved with several early stage technology companies as director and investor, mainly in the fields of cyber security, artificial intelligence and emotional management. She is a key influencer on the Leadership in Board Governance Programme at Edinburgh Napier University and in 2017 the University awarded her the prestigious title of Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise.
Lynne is a long-standing member of two Edinburgh Napier University Boards, a member of Technology Scotland Advisory Board, Chairman of UNICEF Scotland Advisory Board and Chairman of Women's Enterprise Scotland.
Speakers yet to be confirmed
"The session on Wednesday was a true inspiration to me. It was just what I needed at this time. The speakers you chose shared great insights on what NED roles they'd done, why they'd chosen them and how they got them. I also liked the Q&A session where the panel shared their hints on how to demonstrate what you will bring to the organization." March 2016
Wine and light nibbles will be provided.
With thanks to our event hosts