Webinars: Directors at a Distance
Date Friday, 17 April 2020
Time 17 Apr 12:00 - 24 Apr 13:30
Venue Webinar N/A United Kingdom
Pricing Basic Member
£ 220 Basic Member
Full Member
£ 140 Full Member
Corporate Member
£ 140 Corporate Member
Global Member
£ 140 Global Member
£ 140 Champion
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Friday, 24 April 2020

A workshop designed for anyone considering their first board role or seeking to add a new NED role to their portfolio - delivered as two 1.5 hour lunctime webinars.

If you miss one session, or even if you cannot make either session, then don't worry. Just register anyway and we will send you a recording of the webinars for you to listen to at your leisure. 

Many of us are convinced that we have the skills and wisdom to contribute to the boardroom, but don't know enough about the role or the board recruitment process to position ourselves to get there.  Others are intrigued by the possibility of having a real impact on society through directorship, but need convincing that their experience is transferable to the boardroom, along with some insights into how to access the roles.  If either of these sounds like you, you will enjoy this workshop and leave with a renewed commitment to finding a board role.

The workshop content has been developed over many years working to help hundreds of women take action to address their career challenges and aspirations.  The topics covered include:

  • Managing your career and how to include a NED or trustee position
  • About directorship; the role, duties and legal responsibilities of directors
  • Directorship opportunities; market intelligence on board roles and how to apply
  • Doing yourself justice when applying for board roles.

The workshop is practical, strategic and interactive.  Participants are engaged and supported by the Women on Boards team and encouraged to make use of the wider WOB "network of influence".

Suited to people:

  • Looking at long-term career options
  • Thinking about or already on a board
  • Seeking strategic and practical advice
  • Looking for an influential support network

Dates (Recordings for both sessions are also available ):

Session 1 -   Friday 17th April 2020 - 12:00noon - 1:30pm 
Session 2 -  Friday 24th April 2020  - 12:00noon - 1:30pm


Fiona Hathorn, CEO, Women on Boards UK 

Fiona is the CEO of Women on Boards UK, Non-Exec Director of Spktral (a technology company that helps organisations simplify the gender pay gap reporting process), advisor to Peel Hunt (mid-cap stockbroker) and Chair of Hanx's Nominations Committee (FMCG start-up). She is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation and Talent Management who has sat on both marketing and audit & finance committees. Fiona is also a Patron of Fight for Sight (a medical research charity) and was formerly a director for Hill Samuel Asset Management. She has advised the board of the Thai Euro Fund and is a Judge for the Non Executive Director Awards, sponsored by The Sunday Times.

WOB UK's webinar helped me enormously. It made me think about the boards I might want to join, my board value add, how to write a NED CV (to ensure that my board persona came across), and articulate the role of the board succinctly. Interestingly I had just been asked at short notice for an interview to pitch for a position within an international company. I had little time to really prepare but listening to others elevator pitches on the webinar was all I needed to ensure I presented myself at my best. Thank you WOB! - Carolina Arriagada Peters Director, Cities & Collaboration Ltd.

Please be advised that all registrants will automatically receive recordings of the webinars after the webinars. So if you are unable to make the webinars you will be able to listen to the webinars at your own leisure.