WIJ seminar: Why joining a board is good for your career

When: 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 11 June

Where: Wiggin LLP, Met Building, 22 Percy St, W1T 2BU

Limited places : Member £15. Non members £25 ( plus booking fee). Book HERE

Come and hear Fiona Hawthorn, MD of Women on Boards talk about why more journalists should think about joining the boards of commercial companies, public sector bodies and charities/not for profit organisations. Our unique combination of communication skills and expertise across a huge range of sectors, as well as managerial and leadership roles, makes us ideal candidates.

“Women on Boards believes you are never too young to be on a board and encourages women to prepare and seek out board positions as part of their career plan,” says Fiona.

Fiona’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and networking drinks.

More about Women on Boards

Women on Boards provides information, connections and encouragement to ensure more women are appointed to board and senior leadership positions across all sectors. It is an inclusive network for all who have boardroom aspirations either now or in the future. Women on Boards also supports non-executives and trustees keep “match fit” by providing governance updates, support and connections.

Why being on a board is good for your career

  • Adding a board or committee appointment to your CV is a sure way of drawing attention and validating your capabilities, whilst catapulting your career up the ladder of success.
  • Individuals that join boards – even of very small organisations – are able to use their experience and technical skills to influence an organisation, whilst at the same time gaining exposure to a wide range of issues from the perspective of a director and building confidence, expertise and networks.
  • The talk is suited to ambitious men and women at various career stages who want to manage their careers strategically and build skills and influence, seeking to better understand how being on a board would benefit their career.

One woman’s board experience

Read this article in Stylist about how a woman in her twenties uses her communication skills on the board of a charity that empowers female workers in global supply chains.

 

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