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Leadership Programme: Free Information Webinar

Insight into the skills required to become a leader & secure those vital 'stretch' promotions | FREE webinar to find out about WB Directors 6 module Leadership Programme.

Date and Time
19 Sep 2023
12:30 - 13:30
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
Full Member
Digital Member

Registration closed for the event.

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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.

What do senior leaders need to succeed today? How do they get there? We share the research and lived experience at this FREE session to understand more about getting to and thriving in senior roles.

Julie Ashworth, our Leadership Programme lead, and Fiona Hathorn, our CEO, will outline the research into what senior leaders need today which our upcoming Leadership Programme is based on.

Top-quality leadership skills are no longer just an advantage, they are an essential against a backdrop of constant change and the current instability. This event will explain how our leadership programme works and how it will furnish you with the tools you need to not only articulate your leadership style but also lead more effectively.

If you are interested in enhancing your leadership skills, then join this introductory talk to better understand what you need next. By attending the session you will be helped to consider how you might achieve your goals, learn what you still need to master to operate as a more effective leader, and how to thrive in your current role or secure a stretch promotion.

Fiona and Julie will outline the research behind our leadership programme, share their own experience, and explain how our Leadership Programme will give you the tools and learnings you need to take your next step as a senior leader and or board member.

Over 200 people have attended this 6 month programme, 1 module a month, over the years and it works! Over 70% of our alumnae go on to a new challenging role.

A further 7% were not seeking a change in position, but participated to enhance their impact in their current role.

Join us to find out more and ask questions to understand if our programme can help you meet your goals.


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.