Events Overview

Do you need some help deciding which events are right for you?

See below for a description of our most popular events, or have a read of our article - A typical board journey

The vast majority of our events are open to all. We do limit some networking events for our Full (paid) Members only and our Full Members get around 30% discount on most events.  If you are thinking of coming along to a Full Members only event and/or want the Full Member rate, you can upgrade via the Manage my Membership link here.

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An Introductory Session

These introductory sessions are designed as a taster for those of you who have recently registered (as Full or Basic Member) and haven’t attended one of our events before.  These sessions are a great way to gain an idea of what Women on Boards does and how we can help you - wherever you are in your boardroom journey. 
 

if you only attend one event


Getting Started - Realising your Board Potential

Getting Started is a two-hour workshop, followed by an interactive Zoom session designed for people considering their first board role or seeking to add a new non-executive role to their portfolio.  It is a fast-paced tour through everything you need to know about directorship and how to do yourself justice as a candidate, along with strategies for including board work in your career – whether you are 25 or 65. And don't be fooled by the name, this workshop is not just for beginners. It will provide valuable insights and inspiration even if you have already sat on several boards.
 

open your eyes to new opportunities AND be informed ON HOT TOPICS


Boardroom Insights

Boardroom Insights are designed to inform and inspire. Learn about the opportunities on boards in a sector you haven't previously considered, or for in-depth insights from current non-executives in an area you are targeting. 

Our Boardroom Insights also include sessions with expert speakers who share their knowledge on important issues faced by boardrooms today, to help you et board-ready or brush up your knowledge as a non-executive. Topics include Cyber Literacy and Insolvency, as just two examples. Take a look and see what is coming up soon!

If you believe that you can realistically target FTSE listed company boards, we run FTSE NED breakfasts. In the spirit of being an open network, we let you decide if you are in this cohort.
 

Contemporary NED Masterclass

A new event for serving or aspiring non-executive directors, trustees, committee members or governors who wish to run through the latest codes and best practice guidance. 


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polish your all-important document - your board cv


Board CV Masterclass

The Board CV Masterclass focuses on developing a high quality, board-ready CV; something you will need to get you onto the long-list and ultimately to an interview for competitive NED roles.
 

Board CV Review webinar

This interactive webinar reviews some real non-executive CVs to show you what works and what might need more consideration so you can go away with a toolkit to reflect on and potentially improve your own important document. 

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See also the wider Board CV and Interview support we offer our members. 
 

building YOUR PRESENCE and COMMUNICATION skills, plus your confidence


Impact and Influence Masterclass

This highly interactive workshop will increase your ability to communicate effectively and with confidence, an essential career and boardroom skill.  They are led by a former BBC presenter and experienced executive-level coach.
 

Presenting Effectively in the Virtual World

How do you make sure you come across effectively in this new virtual world we find ourselves? Join this webinar to find out more. 
 

Faking it … to become YOUR 'IT’ 

Preparing for your First Board Role or Meeting with Confidence. Join this brand new interactive 2-hour workshop to make sure you go in with impact and confidence. 
 

Understanding Board Papers - mini Masterclass


Do you feel daunted by accounts and audit? Are you in the dark about what to expect from a typical board pack? In this mini-Masterclass we will share with you a selection of some real charity board papers to build your confidence in understanding a board pack.

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STAY CONNECTED  


Member Catch-Ups

Regular check-in sessions over lunch where we will discuss a current topic that boards are facing. These are community-led, informal and very interactive. These catch-ups are one of the benefits for our Full Members only

Find out more aabout these events here
 

for serving directors - learn and share

 

For those of you who are already serving on one or more boards, we have a range of events for you. These events are limited to our Full Members only, including our Champion Membership designed for those not currently seeking additional NED roles. 


Directors Circle Webinars

Tackling topics and issues that boards are facing today, these interactive webinars allow for networking with other serving non-executives and the chance to share experiences and ask questions in a safe environment. 
 

FTSE NED Breakfasts 

This series of events is designed for FTSE NEDs and women who are working, or have worked at Senior Executive level in FTSE or FTSE-equivalent organisations.  Along with a talk by a leading non-executive, a head hunter working in this field also attends. This allows for you to listen to stories of top NEDs, gain insight and advice from leading headhunters and make new connections. 

Find out more about these events here
 

 

need to speak to someone?

If you want to find out more about any of these events email us at events@womenonboards.co.uk or if it is a general enquiry about our service email contact@womenonboards.co.uk. You can find our contact details on this page.