The WOB (Women on Boards) talk ‘7 reasons why being on a board is good for your career’ has been designed to support women and men to think strategically about board roles as part of their career strategy.

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.

Who should attend this talk?

The talk is suited to ambitious men and women at various careers 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

Talk Outline – The 7 Reasons

  • A directorship is a point of difference on your CV when applying for a new role/promotion
  • You will build market and industry knowledge and networks through exposure to a diverse range of issues from the perspective of a director.
  • Joining a board indicates to management or clients that you are interested and engaged in your community at a leadership level.
  • Directorships build career and leadership skills and expertise.
  • If you need to take a career break at any stage, a directorship can give you continuity on your CV. It will help you maintain professional contacts and could provide you with the confidence to re-enter the workforce more easily after a significant break.
  • Directorships improve career resilience and provide strategic understanding of workforce dynamics.
  • It gives you the chance to explore the idea of a post-executive board career.