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Board CV Masterclass

What do you bring to the boardroom? This IN-PERSON Masterclass, will help you identify the value you can add as a non-executive - and articulate it succinctly in key formats.

Date and Time
18 Oct 2023
13:00 - 17:30
Fladgate LLP 16 Great Queen Street London Greater London WC2B 5DG, United Kingdom
Director’s Circle
£ 465
Full Member
£ 465
Digital Member
£ 580
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Refunds for all our individual events are available if notice is given three business days prior by email or telephone, or one month prior to first session of our programmes. After this, a transfer to another event will be given. Cancellations on the same business day will not generally be eligible for a refund or transfer, however you may substitute someone to come in your place. In the case of exceptional circumstances let us know and we will consider a refund/transfer.

This Masterclass is about YOU – your CV, your board campaign and your LinkedIn Profile.

Articulate your board-ready skills | Optimise for networking, CV and LinkedIn |  Get individual follow-up | Maximise your success

Framing your experience effectively will help you unlock the most competitive board roles. This Masterclass has a unique personal approach to ensure you have the right board language to open doors into the boardroom.

What do you bring to the boardroom? This Masterclass will help you identify the value you can add as a non-executive, and articulate it succinctly in key formats.

We will spend time unpacking your experience and impact to clearly articulate why *you* would make a fantastic non-executive director for your target boards.

Specifically it covers:

  • In-demand non-executive skills in the current market;
  • Articulating your achievements for strategic impact;
  • Honing your networking ‘elevator pitch’;
  • Crafting a compelling Board CV;
  • Maximising your LinkedIn presence;
  • Creating impactful covering letters.

This session also includes a follow-up 1-on-1 Board CV Review (worth £95), giving constructive, honest feedback on your ‘pitch’ from experienced experts who are on your side. 

“I learned so much from the workshop. It is now very clear where I need to improve so I will be restructuring both CV and LinkedIn profile over the next week.”

Masterclass Schedule: 
1-1.30pm Sandwich lunch available
1.30-4.30pm Board CV Masterclass
4.30-5.30pm a chance to network with other delegates and hosts, with wine

Please note – this Masterclass is suitable for those with some familiarity with the non-executive landscape, who understand which boards they wish to target. Our Get on Board workshop covers the opportunities out there and where you may fit in.


Fiona Hathorn

Co-founder and CEO, Women on Boards UK

Fiona is the CEO of Women on Boards UK alongside advising a number of different boards and organisations. Currently she is an Advisory Panel Member for the FRC (Financial Reporting Council), advisor to Peel Hunt (mid-cap stockbroker) and Chair of Hanx‘s Nominations Committee (FMCG start-up). She is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation and Talent Management who has sat on both marketing and audit & finance committees. Fiona was formerly a director for Hill Samuel Asset Management. She has advised the board of the Thai Euro Fund and is a Judge for the Non Executive Director Awards, sponsored by The Sunday Times. In 2020 Fiona joined King’s College London’s ‘Global Institute for Women’s Leadership‘ Advisory Board.

Julie Ashworth

Chair of The University of Aberdeen, Chair of The IoD Scotland, Women on Boards Presenter and Advisor.

Julie is Chair of the Board of the University of Aberdeen and Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland, an Advisory Board member for the Scottish Business Network and was recently appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of ICAS.

She has previously held non-executive roles with George Watson’s College and the Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh among several others, and spent 3 years as Chair of an award winning retail tech start-up. .

Julie is CEO of Broadreach, providing specialist leadership consulting services to global blue-chip companies. Julie works extensively as an Executive Mentor and coach with various FTSE 100 companies. She has held Retail Director roles with Liberty of London and Punch Taverns and was Executive Partner at IBM with responsibility for retail across EMEA and the US. She began her corporate career with Tesco, leaving her role as a senior executive to compete in the Round the World Yacht race.

Julie lives in Edinburgh and is our Women on Boards Lead for Scotland. Julie leads Women on Boards’ ‘Getting to the C-Suite’ Leadership programme and delivers different types of our Board CV support offer and mentoring.