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Succeeding to the Boardroom: Getting Started: Realising Your Board Potential
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Date Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Time 07 Feb 9:00 - 07 Feb 12:30
Venue Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House London Greater London EC4R 9HA United Kingdom
Pricing Subscribed Member
£ 195 Subscribed Member
Corporate Member
£ 195 Corporate Member
Member
£ 295 Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 07 February 2017

A half-day workshop designed for anyone considering their first board role or seeking to add a new NED role to their portfolio.  Whether you are already sitting on a board or just starting to think about it, you will get something out of this fast-paced tour through everything you need to know about directorship and how to do yourself justice as a candidate

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
 
Catering: Tea and coffee provided

Presenters


 FIONA HATHORN

Managing Director, Women on Boards UK


Fiona is Managing Director of Women on Boards UK and a Trustee of the charity Fight for Sight.  She is a former investment director for Old Mutual Asset Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management, running the Global Equities and Emerging Markets Desks respectively.  In the past Fiona has advised the board of Thai Euro Fund and been the Director responsible for Pension Fund asset allocation for Old Mutual Asset Management's Employee Pension Fund.

SALLY DUCKWORTH

CEO, Portfolio NED and WOB Workshop Presenter


Sally is an experienced, successful Director, in both Executive and Non Executive roles for early and development stage technology companies, with a focus on fintech and software. Her passion is to taking new products and services to market and helping existing businesses restructure to accelerate growth. Sally is Chair of Stormagic Limited and a Non Executive Director of Mobeus Income and Growth 2 VCT and has recently stepped down as Chair of BeyondTheStory.  She is a regular presenter on WOB's London Getting Started Workshop.