Resource Centre

Boardroom Briefings

Produced by Martin Webster, Partner at law firm Pinsent Masons and editor of the IOD publication The Director's Handbook, these monthly briefings keep you up to date on the latest governance developments. Also included is the Legal risks for NEDs update courtesy of Nabarro.

WOB UK Government Marketplace

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Success Story Archive

Our Success Story interviews are designed to provide insights, information and inspiration about getting to and operating in the boardroom.

Our most recent interviews are available as podcasts, available in all major apps. Search for 'Women on Boards Success Stories' podcast and look for the logo. 

‚ÄčOur full archive of Success Story webinar interviews is available here to our subscribers.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

WOB UK support the government's Gender Pay Gap Reporting initiative and STAFFMETRIX who analyse, monthly, who is reporting what. For STAFFMETRIX's latest report and our comment please click on the link above.

UGM Leadership Briefings

Produced by UGM Consulting, an Australia based leadership development team who work globally.  UGM's team of leadership experts tailor leadership programmes to your unique business context using a strong evidence and behaviour-based approach. UGM believe that the true test of leading and managing is based on what your people in these positions do and the outcomes they achieve for your organisation. 

Headhunter partners

Here we are building a list of some of the non-executive director recruiters who partner with Women on Boards. THIS PAGE IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT 

If you are targeting the more competitive board roles, we recommend creating an impactful Board CV and apporaching them to register.

See also 'Tips from Headhunters' articles for advice on how to make the most out of relationship with recruiters. 

BEIS Corporate Governance Enquiry (2016)

Rowena Ironside, Chair of WOB UK gives oral evidence to the Committee on corporate governance.

WOB UK FTSE Marketplace

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Reference Materials

On this page we provide links to a variety of reference materials for non executive directors sourced from  organisations and regulators including the FRC, the Pension Regulator, the EHRC, the IOD, the UK Government and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

Reference Materials

This section provides links to a variety of reference materials for non executive directors, trustees and school governors across all sectors, sourced from the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, the Financial Reporting Council, the Charity Commission (England & Wales)  and OSCR (Scotland) amongst others. 

40:40:20 Campaign (2015)

80% of WOB members support gender targets for Public Sector Boards and Committees. If its good enough for the private sector why not public bodies?

WOB UK Sport Marketplace

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Success Stories

Boardroom success stories from mid-career WOB members. There is a board role for everyone if you have the time and ambition!

Success Stories

You are never to young to learn what goes on in the boardroom and to start thinking about charity, industry association, committee and school governor roles that will get you started on your board journey

The WOB Services Directory

The WOB Services Directory is a resource for our members where we list providers of services that you may need at some point during your career. The businesses and individuals on this page have all been recommended to us by someone in the WOB network.

Success Stories

Success stories from WOB members joining listed and senior public sector boards. Getting your first serious board role can take time, so we want you to have some inspiration along the way.

Subscriber Offers

Offers and discounts for WOB UK members

WOB UK Finance Marketplace

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Gender Balance in Global Sport

Completed in the run-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in  Rio, this report by Women on Boards into the gender metrics in global sport found the performance of most organisations below par when it comes to women on their boards and the gender pay gap.


Selected reading around careers and leadership

Directors Courses

Courses that we have come across to help you upgrade and refresh your skills in the areas of corporate governance and related skills. 


Selected Reading for current and aspiring directors


Selected reading on governance and leadership.

Research Reports - Careers & Diversity

The latest gobal research into factors affecting women's career success and into gender diversity and female economic empowerment across all sectors

Research Reports - Boards

The latest global research into boardrooms and corporate governance.