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.  

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 is an alumna of the programme and would be happy to speak to anyone who is seriously considering enrolling.  Fiona Hathorn is currently on the Programme and is also happy to talk to members about its content to ensure it is a good 'fit' for you and your board objectives. 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

Mary Sue discusses INSEAD’s partnership with WOB, on this Insead website link, and explains how the programme helped her become a more effective director.

Dates: now enrolling 2018 modules
Cost: ~Euro 17,750


University of Bath - Women in Leadership

Gain the critical leadership capabilities to get to the top of the corporate ladder, with Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, world authority on leadership.

Today's business environment has never been more challenging for women in senior leadership roles. Working with other senior women leaders, you will learn how to leverage your personal leadership style, overcome the barriers to success and develop your career in times of change.

The programme is led by Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of Bath's School of Management and world authority on leadership and trust. The programme is for today's female executives and those who aspire to leadership roles in both the public and private sector. It has been designed as 5 x one-day modules, with pre-work and inter-module work included. Participants will need to attend all five modules. The core content includes:

  • What is a leader?
  • Values, aspirations and understanding your personal leadership style
  • Emotional intelligence and trust leadership
  • Small change, big impact
  • Power, politics, and networking
  • Culture, unconscious bias and damaging beliefs
  • How to build coalitions, develop networks and make lasting connections
  • Presence, influencing skills and building resilience
  • Dealing with barriers
  • Career progression – what do I need to do?

Dates - this five-day programme is split across two weeks. Participants are expected to attend all five days. Commencing 19-20 September 2018 (days 1-2) followed by 16-18 October 2018 (days 3-5)
Location - the programme is run at University of Bath in London, 83 Pall Mall.
Fees - five-day programme: £2,750. Coaching sessions are optional and tailored to individual needs. Contact us to discuss prices.

To find out more and register to attend, please click here.

Women in the Law UK - Launch Event in London

This is an evening networking event for women in the law, business and industry with guest speakers focusing on confidence and career progression. Confirmed guest speakers so far include:

Claire Howell, CEO, REDCo Ltd
Angela Rafferty, QC CBA Chair
Dame Linda Dobbs, DBE
Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett Society

For further information and to register please click here.

Drinks and nibbles provided. 

Date and time: 20 September 18 from 18.00 to 20.00
Location: BLM Law London Office - Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BL
Cost: £20

2018 Natwest everywoman Awards

Now in its 16th year, the NatWest everywoman Awards will once again celebrate the success of Britain’s top female entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey – from young businesses to those who have established multi-million pound organisations. Every year these awards attract hundreds of entries and all finalists and winners have reaped the benefits of entering everywoman’s flagship programme transforming them into pioneering role models for future business owners.

Why nominate? The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations while showcasing the achievements of nominees, often in the face of adversity. Becoming a finalist is an excellent way to raise both individual and company profiles, as well as encourage more women and young girls to consider becoming a business owner.

Who is it for? The NatWest everywoman Awards are open to any female business owner whether they operate as a limited company, sole trader, or in partnership with others. The awards celebrate the woman behind the business, her personal successes and achievements, and how she individually inspires others.

Key Dates: 16 April 18 - nominations open. 2 July 18 - nominations close. 3 October 18 - judging day. 5 December 2018 - awards ceremony.

To start your free nomination or get your company involved please click here.

Other Subscriber Offers

IOD Membership: waiver of joining fee

Financial Times Non Executive Directors club: 15% discount on certain events and courses.

NEDA London Stock Exchange Goverance Course: discounted rates

For more information on Subscriber offers, click here