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 | City Womens NetworkAssociation of Investment Companies seminars | 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 2019 modules
Cost: ~Euro 17,750


Forensic Readiness - Making Your Business Secure
Thursday 10th October 2019
18.15 - 21.00
2 Finsbury Av, London, EC2M 2PA

Join City Womens Network for an evening during which you will be informed and enlightened about forensic readiness and how we can all make our businesses more secure.

Dr Jan Collie, BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, FBCS, CITP, CCE, MEWI, MIET, is a highly qualified Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity specialist.  She will share stories from her past client work and give us some fascinating insights into the world of cybercrime. Jan is eminent in her field: she regularly gives lectures at universities and has spoken to a House of Lords committee.

For more information click here. CWN are offering 5 tickets to Women on Boards members for their member rate of £40. Please email: if you would like to claim one of these places.

association of investment companies (AIC) - introduction to the role of investment companies NEDs - seminars

21 October - Edinburgh - 16:00 - 18:15
18 September - London 16:00 - 18:15
26 September - London 16:00 - 18:15
8 October - London 16:00 - 18:15

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 seminar is aimed at senior individuals who may be considering a non-executive role at some point over the next few years, but currently have little or no previous experience of the investment company sector and what a non-executive role would involve.

The session will include:
1. An introduction to the investment company sector
2. Key issues facing NEDs
3. Views and experiences from existing NEDs
4. The appointment process
5. Networking drinks

To book:
Online: Visit and complete the booking form.
Email: Please email stating your name and which location you would like to attend.
Phone: Call the AIC Events Team on 0207 282 5577

ft - board director programme - events and masterclasses:

26th SeptemberThe Board Masterclass - Reputational Risk and its Roots
And remember, 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. 

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