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Women on Boards

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.

Last Episode Date: 9 May 2024

Total Episodes: 61

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9 May 2024
How to secure a board role with ‘non-traditional’ skill sets

Traditionally, the boardroom has been seen as the domain of accountants and lawyers, but the modern board requires non-executives with a broader range of professional expertise. In this episode, we hear from Mai Fenton and Kirsten Achtelstetter, two non-executives with marke...

41 min
3 April 2024
Building a NED career in financial services

In this podcast, Marcia Cantor-Grable, an experienced portfolio Non-Executive Director, shares her inspiring journey of working in executive committee and board level roles in financial services. Throughout her career, she has held various senior global and regional roles an...

36 min
5 March 2024
Elevating HR to the boardroom

In this episode, Yetunde Hofmann talks about her journey to becoming an experienced portfolio Non-Executive Director and Board Mentor. She highlights the need to be intentional with networking and recognising the value you can bring to a board, regardless of where you are in...

46 min
5 February 2024
How to Stay Resilient with Women on Boards Ukraine

In a special episode, three senior Ukranian leaders share their unique experiences of staying resilient during a crisis and discuss the recently launched Women on Boards Ukraine Network. Olga Ustynova, Nataliya Mykolska, non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhy...

40 min
11 January 2024
How to build a portfolio career in ethical investments

In this episode, our Co-Founder and Executive Director speaks to Katrina Shenton on her unique journey to the boardroom as an ethical investments professional. Katrina highlights the importance of choosing boards that align with her values and passions and shares the lessons...

46 min
27 September 2023
Peju Adebajo - Success Story

In this episode our CEO Fiona Hathorn catches up with experienced NED and CEO, and Women on Boards member, Peju Adebajo. Peju shares her journey of becoming a portfolio NED from the starting point of arriving in the UK and having to build up a network to begin her campaign o...

29 min
24 May 2023
Stepping up to Chair - what's really involved in becoming a Board Chair?

In this podcast we hear from Sue Douthwaite, Chair of Nexa Finance and NHS Business Service Authority, and Sarah Heenan, Chair of Regents Opera - two members who stepped into Chair roles in 2022 about their experience of making the transition, and the challenges and rewards ...

35 min
20 March 2023
Bursary Podcast Series, Episode 2, March 2023

Episode 2 of our Bursary Programme mini-series podcast special! In this episode, Fiona Hathorn, CEO and Co-Founder at Women on Boards UK, was delighted to speak with Bami Adenipekun and Marianna Sikorowska about why they applied for the bursary, how they found it and what th...

47 min
20 March 2023
Bursary Podcast Series, Episode 1, March 2023

Episode 1 of 2 in our Bursary Programme mini series. In this first episode, Fiona Hathorn, CEO and Co-Founder of Women on Boards UK, catches up with Rituja Rao and Nicky Neal-Smith about why they applied for the bursary, how they found it and what their plans are for the fut...

51 min
14 February 2023
Ama Ocansey - Success Story

Rachel Tranter, Founder and Executive Director, Women on Boards UK, meets with Ama Ocansey, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion for BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas are one of our corporate partners who actively encourage employees to develop non-executive experience as part of their...

36 min
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