19 episodes

Hear how a range of non-executive female directors have been successful in their boardroom aspirations and what their experiences have been once they got there.

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Hear how a range of non-executive female directors have been successful in their boardroom aspirations and what their experiences have been once they got there.

    Maxine Taylor - Success Story

    Maxine Taylor - Success Story

    Corporate affairs and marketing expert, Maxine Taylor reflects on her background operating in central government, at board level in the pharmaceutical industry (Eli Lilly), charitable organisations (Cancer Research UK), Banking (Nationwide), most recently with King's College London, and now also as Non-Executive Director of Women on Boards UK. She talks about the benefits of having a mentor, the importance of developing a strong network and shares her advice on building a non-executive career. 

    • 35 min
    Anne Spackman - Success Stories

    Anne Spackman - Success Stories

    Having had an esteemed career as a newspaper editor and then gone on to run a major charity, Anne Spackman talks to Rachel Tranter about how she has started to develop a portfolio of non-executive roles. With a slightly different background to some who are applying for non-executive positions, Anne shares how her extensive experience as a journalist is hugely relevant to the boardroom. This session is sure to inspire and shares many top tips for achieving board success. 

    • 50 min
    Alison McGregor - Success Stories

    Alison McGregor - Success Stories

    Former CEO of HSBC Scotland and now portfolio non-exec director, Alison McGregor shares her many tips for building a successful portfolio career. She looks at how going out of your comfort zone into a different sector can be amazingly rewarding, how important networking has been for her and she advises that you can never start too early.

    • 46 min
    The Power of Networks

    The Power of Networks

    In this episode Fiona Hathorn talks to Mark Adams from the IoD about the power of building and maintaining networks and what it really means to network effectively. 

    Episode produced by the IoD. Please see https://www.iod.com/academy/recommended for more.

    • 44 min
    How have things changed in the boardroom?

    How have things changed in the boardroom?

    Join Claire Braund (Founder of Women on Boards and CEO of Women on Boards in Australia) and Fiona Hathorn (Founder and CEO of Women on Boards in the UK) when they get together to reflect how things have changed in the world of the boardroom since they first talked about launching in the UK back in 2012. 

    • 28 min
    CV tips from Women on Boards

    CV tips from Women on Boards

    Join Claire Braund, founder of Women on Boards and CEO of Women on Boards in Australia, and Fiona Hathorn, founder and CEO of Women on Boards in the UK when they talk about how to approach writing a Board CV. They also share some of their tips on what to consider when applying for board roles. 

    • 14 min

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