The Women on Boards Bursary Programme is now open for emerging female non-executive directors across all sectors and will award six women free places on its signature Boardroom Journey, worth up to £1,500. Entries open on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022 and close on 31 March 2022.
In its fourth year, the programme is open to all female, non-binary and transgender people who want to pursue a non-executive role regardless of age or experience. The programme is sponsored by Sheryl Cuisia, Founder at Boudicca from Equiniti, a proxy solicitation firm.
Winners will get one year’s membership to Women on Boards, access to its Vacancy Board, and:
- 1 x Getting Started: Realising your board potential workshop
- 1 x Building a Board CV online course and a library of further online learning resources
- 1 x personal Board CV review and 1-on-1 pre-interview support
- 1 x one-off 1-hour ‘board campaign’ consultation
- Be part of a peer support group with other Women on Boards members
- A range of regular networking and ’Boardroom Insights’ events throughout the year
Women on Boards UK helps women from all sectors build their path to boardroom roles; it includes a network of 35,000 women who gain information, support and connections to help them take on a board role as a non-executive director, trustee or governor, or reach a top leadership position in their own company.
Women on Boards’ founding purpose is to boost board diversity by supporting women to overcome barriers to become non-executive directors and use their skills to thrive. Their impact as an organisation has already been proven, with an average of eight members gaining a new board role every week.
Fiona Hathorn, CEO and co-founder of Women on Boards UK, said: “Financial barriers are a significant reason for many people not achieving their career goals, and we’re determined that this shouldn’t be the case. Our bursary programme is one of the most fulfilling things we do, and every year we get to work with incredibly talented women on their way to making a difference to organisations and their careers.”