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 2019 modules
Cost: ~Euro 17,750

spring forward - authentic leadership

Join Women on Boards presenter and Ambassador, Alison Thorne, at this year's Spring Forward conference in Bristol on the 16th May. Alison will be one of the speakers at the event which will be focusing on authentic leadership. Full details and to book tickets click here

city womens network - primal play with darryl edwards

CWN is very pleased to invite you to an exciting talk and workshop about Primal Play with Darryl Edwards at the Free Word theatre and hall in Farringdon, on Tuesday 21st May.

The evening will open with Darryl’s talk about his background, the transformation of his earlier career as a programmer in the City and the principals of his approach. Darryl’s work to change lives through the power of play has also resulted in a recent TEDx talk, as well as talks to Harvard Medical School, three books and an academic paper.

We’ll then transition to a highly active and fun workshop based on Darryl’s 'Primal Play' method. We will engage in an evening of novel games and activities to help us reconnect with our inner child and to fall in love with movement again. It will involve solo, partner and group-based challenges that are collaborative and competitive - great for the mind and body - but most importantly are a whole lot of fun!

The activities are designed to be inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities. Comfortable clothing and footwear advised, even a change of clothes if you wish.

Afterwards, refreshments will be provided along with ample opportunity to network with other CWN members and guests. Women on Boards members are offered a special rate of £30 per ticket. To claim this offer simply email

inclusivboards civil society women's conference

Women in Civil Society Leadership conference will bring together senior women from across the sector, examine the reasons behind gender inequalities, and provide practical advice to women who aspire to be in leadership roles within civil society organisations. Inclusivboards is offering a 20% discount to members of Women on Boards. Simply use the code : WoB20 at check-out. More information and to book click here

ft - events and masterclasses:

Various events coming up with the Financial Times to include:
12th June - So you want to be a non-executive? 
2nd JulyThe Board Masterclass - The Effective Remuneration Committee
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 Non Executive Directors club: 15% discount NED related events and courses including the FT NED 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