Women On Boards

Women On Boards

The network of choice for women seeking to build their board career.

WOB subscribers get unique access to 1-on-1 support and board connections.

The WOB Vacancy Board lists hundreds of board and committee roles across all sectors.

This week the WOB Website has 43 new vacancies listed for non-executive directors, trustees and committee members.

Women on Boards (WOB) exists to help women make the right connections and career choices to get to the top within their own company or to take on a board or committee role as a non executive director (NED), trustee or governor. We are breaking down the barriers to entry to the boardroom and building the pipeline of board-ready women. WOB operates from the principle that as talent is equally divided between men and women in the world, organisations in all sectors need to work towards a gender balance of 40:40:20 at board and leadership level in order to reach their full potential.1


We work on both the supply side and the demand side, with board candididates and with those recruiting non-executive directors and trustees:

1:  WOB is building the pool of female board members and role models by providing the information, connections and encouragement to ensure more women are appointed to boards across all sectors.

  • We help women to understand their transferable skills and to make the right connections to access board positions
  • We provide a strategic framework for getting a board role and pragmatic advice along the way

2:  WOB is increasing the transparency of the board recruitment processthrough our NED Vacancy Board (free service to any organisation seeking a board member) and our work with head-hunters and the government to “turn off the spotlight and turn on the floodlights” when recruiting board members.

  • We actively encourage recruiters to open up their field of vision by advertising more board positions
  • We provide visibility into a broad range of board vacancies to inspire women to apply