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Boardroom Insights Edinburgh

Come together with other Women on Boards members in Edinburgh to listen to inspirational speakers and for networking and mutual support.

Date and Time
06 Jun 2024
18:00 - 20:00
Location
Edinburgh
Venue
PwC, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB
Capacity
60
Pricing
Director’s Circle
Free
Full Member
Free
Digital Member
Free
Guest
£ 5

Event registration fee for you is: £ 5

Terms & Conditions

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.

Come and have a drink with others in the network and our Women on Boards’ lead in Scotland to meet, share your experiences and ask any questions you may have.

An in-person event in Edinburgh, facilitated by Julie Ashworth, Women on Boards’ lead in Scotland. Julie will be joined on the evening by other inspirational speakers and there will also be ample opportunity for discussion and informal networking in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Wine and/or soft drinks and nibbles will be served.


Lead for Scotland, Julie Ashworth

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 has recently been appointed to the board of ICAS as a Non-Executive Director. 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.


Speakers

Catherine Muirden

Catherine is a much respected People Director and until recently was the interim Chief People Officer at Matalan. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Chair, with a passion for the arts.

Catherine currently serves as a Vice Chair of Scottish Ballet, a Board Member at Sistema Scotland (a charity aiming to change the lives of children and young people through music and nurturing relationships) and as a Board Advisor to Portman Dentex (a dentistry firm).

Catherine is also a coach and mentor to women entrepreneurs and an Angel Investor.

Caryn Miller

With over twenty years experience as a Finance Partner, Caryn is currently Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East at international law firm CMS.

Caryn also serves as an Independent Member of Court at the University of Aberdeen, a role she has undertaken since October 2021.

Margaret Morton

Margaret currently serves as XPRIZE Lead at The University of Glasgow and prior to this was Director of Development at Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Margaret is also a trustee with community project funder Hub Community Foundation and previously spent a decade leading on revenue generation for children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland and social venture philanthropists Inspiring Scotland.

Before moving into fundraising and business development, Margaret qualified in law, specialising in commercial property, and enjoyed a successful legal career, latterly as a partner of a Scottish law firm. She remains a member of the Law Society of Scotland.


With thanks to our event hosts