Supported Events

Women on Boards is happy to support events that are relevant for our network of members, both seeking board roles and active in the boardroom.  

INSEAD International Directors Programme | Association of Investment CompaniesCity Womens Network | NEDA | Financial Times NED programme events | Other subscriber offers 

If you have an event that you would like to appear on this page, please contact us.

INSEAD International Directors Programme

The International Directors Programme is INSEADs flagship course in corporate governance and is a unique educational experience that aims to develop effective directors for the global business scene.  Women on Boards is proud to be partnering with INSEAD to promote this 3-module programme, which is offered in both Fontainebleau, France and in Singapore.

Mary Sue Rogers, a WOB member and a NED of WOB Australia and Fiona Hathorn, WOB UK co-founder and CEO, are alumnae of the programme and would be happy to speak to anyone who is seriously considering enrolling. If you do enrol, please ensure that you mention that you heard about the programme through WOB. To connect with WOB for more information just email

  • "Honestly it was the best learning time I've had in my life" - Fiona shares her experience on the programme. Read more 
  • Mary Sue discusses INSEAD’s partnership with WOB and how the programme helped her become a more effective director on the Insead website;
  • Listen to Fiona in conversation with Jose Luis Alvarez, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director at the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre. Available on Women on Boards podcast, via all major apps 

Dates: now enrolling 2020 modules
Cost: ~Euro 17,750

AIC - Introduction to the role of an investment company NED

An independent board is a feature that sets investment companies apart from their competitors in the funds world and is one of its greatest assets. However, with the rapid pace of change within financial services, and the current focus on board diversity of all types, it is more important than ever to ensure a strong pipeline of candidates with a range of relevant skills and experience willing to take on non-executive positions.

The purpose of this event is to give senior/board ready individuals who may not already be involved in the industry, an insight into the investment company sector and the role of an NED.

Who should attend?

This seminar is aimed at senior level individuals who may be considering a non-executive role at some point in the next few years. The content has been specifically designed for those who currently have little or no previous experience of the investment company sector and what a nonexecutive role would involve.

Dates and locations
25 March London 16:30 - 18:45
21 April London 16:30 - 18:45
20 October London 16:30 - 18:45

To book your place/ enquire further about the sessions please contact:
Visit  and complete the booking form.
Email: stating your name and which location you would like to attend.
Phone: Call the AIC Events Team on 0207 282 5577


Women on Boards has partnered with City Womens Network to be able to offer you a number of tickets to their events. Click below for information on their upcoming events and to register for any that might be of interest. Note, we have four tickets at £40 each per event available to our members. If you would like to claim one of these please email City Womens Network direct at: 

>> City Women's Network

ft - board director programme - events and masterclasses:

If you are a subscriber to Women on Boards you can claim a 15% discount on any of these events. Simply go to the Subscriber Area of our resources centre after you have logged on for full details. 

NEDA - events and masterclasses:

Below are some of the events NEDA are organising this Spring. Women on Boards members can book for NEDA member rates. To do this please email Nezley Stephenson ( at NEDA to arrange. 

Finance for Non-Finance Directors
4th February 2020
9am - 5.30pm

All board members, both executive and non-executive, need a robust understanding of financial concepts in order to discharge their fiduciary duties as directors.

This course will equip board members (in particular those who are not qualified accountants) with the financial skills to interpret, and challenge, board-relevant financial information.  

Chairing Meetings
5th February 2020
2pm - 5.30pm

This interactive and practical course is designed to provide insight to help Chairs of boards and committees to chair their meetings more effectively.  


5th February 2020
9am - 1.30pm

All board members, both executive and non-executive, need a robust understanding of strategy in order to discharge their fiduciary duties as directors.

This course will equip non-executive directors with the modern business strategy skills needed to lead organisations and challenge executive decision-making.  

Other Subscriber Offers

IOD Membership: waiver of joining fee

Financial Times Board Director Programme: 15% discount on board director related events and courses including the FT Board Director Diploma.

NEDA London Stock Exchange Goverance Course: discounted rates

For more information on Subscriber discounts on these courses please contact the Women on Boards office at