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.

Webinar recording is now available


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.