So you want to be on a board - but do you have what it takes?

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00

Free online event


So you want to be on a board - but do you have what it takes?

The WebEx recording of this session can be found here.
The slides from this session can be found here.

Whether it's the board of an SME, your own company, a charity, a public sector organisation or even the board of governors at a local school, you've got to have the skills, disciplines, the passion, traits and characteristics to get you there and keep you there.

Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE Author of "7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards", interviewed 22 women currently occupying board positions in large, small, public and private sector companies and organisations across the UK, which resulted in this book now coined "the board women's bible".

Through a range of challenging questions the interviews yielded insightful and very personal responses about the business women's ascension to the boardroom; or to the top of their industry sectors, and what it takes to help them stay there.

During the webinar you will find out what the acronym L.E.A.D.E.R.S. mean and which traits the interviewees most associated with their success.

Dr Thompson's book is a volume of tips, wisdom and support for female entrepreneurial and corporate careerists.

So you can also hear from source, two of the interviewees have been invited to share the traits which resonated with them, to help you inform your career aspirations or journey.

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Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE has spent over 30 years working in the communications industry. During most of this time she has campaigned for minorities, small business owners and, closest to her heart, race and women’s equality in the workplace, especially the boardroom. Having spent nearly half that time being the only woman on a board with nine men, at Choice FM (the UK’s first legal black music radio station, now Capital Xtra), she experienced at first-hand how lonely being at the top can be for a woman. Having decided to share her experience, thoughts, hints, tips and advice to help other aspiring women, she spent a year researching and talking to other highly successful women in boardrooms. She chose 22 women’s stories to share with readers. With this book, she moves the women on boards conversation from being facts and figures to an easily accessible and achievable read that both women and men can aspire to. Find out more: and

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