Women On Boards launch bursary programme to support more women into the boardroom

Women on Boards

This International Women’s Day, Women On Boards is launching a bursary programme to support more women into the boardroom.

Women have been shut out of making the decisions that shape our world for too long. But that is changing. Women on Boards has helped over 1,500 women into the boardroom – women who are now making decisions that guide commerce, finance, health services, government, schools, charities and more.

This International Women’s Day, Women On Boards are offering four subsidised places to their Boardroom Journey, worth £555 each.

Women on Boards know that women from all backgrounds have a huge amount to contribute through the boardroom – it is simply a question of finding the right board for you. Whatever your career stage, professional or life experience, there is a board which will value your input.

Although they keep costs as low as possible, they know that some aspiring board members may not be in a position to pay. They are offering four bursaries to those who may not otherwise be able to afford our support.

Each bursary comprises:

  • A place on the signature Getting Started workshop and follow-up Getting Started Plus meeting;
  • Opportunities to network and explore different boards through invitations to a Boardroom Insights event and Information Evening;
  • Access to unique one-on-one support on your Board CV and pre-interview connections;
  • Access to Non-Executive Vacancy Board with 100s of positions available.

The bursaries are open to any woman who is not on a board or committee – but would like to be. Bursary applicants should have an income of under £30,000 or have been out of work for over 12 months.

Managing Director Fiona Hathorn said, “We believe the only barrier to the boardroom should be talent.”

“I’m proud we’re putting our money where our mouth is with our new bursary programme.”

“We know that all of us, especially women, need some encouragement from time to time.”

“If you know a woman with board potential, please do suggest she applies.”

“Or please do apply yourself!”

“What have you got to lose?”

Full terms and conditions are also available on the application form.

For more information, please click here.

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