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Board CV Masterclass

A game-changer for those targeting the more competitive roles | Includes 1-on-1 review

Date and Time
11 Dec 2023
09:30 - 12:30
Not Specified
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.

Are you ready to take your boardroom aspirations to the next level?

Our Masterclass is tailored to YOU, focusing on your CV, your board campaign, and your LinkedIn Profile.

Framing your experience effectively is your gateway to competitive board roles. Learn to articulate your value in a format that resonates with headhunters and recruiting boards alike.

We cover the following keys to success:

  • Identify Your Board-Value Add: Draw out your unique strengths that boards need today.
  • Articulate concisely: Showcase your impact and the contribute you will make to your target boards
  • Optimise for Networking, CV, and LinkedIn: Get noticed and make connections.
  • Individualised Follow-Up: Receive 1-on-1 guidance to maximise your potential as a NED candidate.

Together, we’ll delve into your experience and impact to demonstrate why you’re the ideal non-executive director for your target boards – whether you have a linear career you need to differentiate, or you need to draw out a common thread from your wide-ranging experience.

Our Masterclass takes a personal approach, including a 1-on-1 review, equipping you with the boardroom language that opens doors. This session provides the opportunity to build supportive connections with a small group of fellow members who are also building their board career.

Our comprehensive Masterclass covers:

  • Identifying in-demand non-executive skills
  • Articulating achievements with strategic impact
  • Crafting a compelling Board CV
  • Mastering your elevator pitch as a NED candidate
  • Enhancing your LinkedIn presence
  • Crafting impactful cover letters
  • Includes a peer networking opportunity

Plus, you’ll receive a complimentary 1-on-1 Board CV Review (valued at £95). Our experienced experts are here to provide constructive, honest feedback to refine your pitch.


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.