If you have a question that is not covered below and for media enquiries, please contact us by email at contact [at] wbdirectors.co.uk or by phone on 020 3925 4080.

Corporate Members

How do I know if my organisation is a Corporate Partner?

You can view a list of our current Corporate Partners here.

How do I access Full Membership for free as a Corporate Partner employee?

You will need to create a membership account with your corporate email address. If you already have an account under a personal email address that you have used previously, please contact us and we can amend this for you.

My organisation is a Corporate Partner, but I still seem to only have Digital Membership.

Please check that you have signed up for an account with your corporate email address. If you have already done this, please log out and log in again to trigger your upgrade.

If  you still do not have full access to the website (ie you cannot view our vacancy board) please contact us and we can resolve this for you.

How does my organisation become a Corporate Partner?

We offer a variety of packages to suit any organisation type and budget. You can find out more about becoming a Corporate Partner here.

My employer is a Corporate Partner, can I join as a Directors' Circle member?

Our Directors’ Circle membership is open to all with non-executive directorships on complex boards. See our definition here.

Eligible employees of Corporate Partners are more than welcome to upgrade to Directors’ Circle membership. Please get in touch to arrange this either by filling in our contact form (here) or by calling us on 0203 925 4080.

I am leaving my organisation - can I take my Corporate Membership with me?

Corporate Partnerships include membership for current employees only.

If you would like to take out an individual membership after leaving your role, please contact us to change your email address to your personal account. You will then be able to join on a personal basis, retaining access to your purchased products and preserving your membership data.

CV and 1-on-1 Support

Do you offer mentoring or 1-on-1 support?

Yes, we are pleased to offer a range of options with our highly experienced mentors. We can also offer peer connections at key points in your board career, depending on your membership.  You can review the options here.

What types of Board CV Support do you offer?

We have many types of Board CV Support to suit the stage that you are at on your board journey, including on-demand learning, 1-on-1 sessions and webinars. We do not offer support with executive CVs nor a CV writing service, as we believe you are best-placed to unpack your board-relevant experience

Review our Board CV support here.

Can you help me with my Cover letter?

Our Resource Centre has advice and support on making board applications, including cover letters. Find out more. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to give advice on cover letters during 1-on-1 reviews.

How do I ask for pre-interview support?

If you are a Full or Directors’ circle Member, pre-interview support is included as part of your membership. Please contact us as soon as you know the date of your interview. We are not able to offer this service to Digital members or non-members for capacity reasons.

When will your next Peer Support Group launch?

We run Peer Support groups at least twice each year. For the next group registration, please visit our Events Page.


How can I get the discounted event cost for members?

If you are logged into your account and you are a Full or Directors’ Circle Member, the discount will automatically be applied at checkout. If you are a Digital Member, you can upgrade to take advantage of event discounts. Some events are only available to certain membership-types.

Can I cancel an event that I am booked onto?

Many of our virtual events are, with the permission of key speakers, recorded and shared with all those who registered to attend the event.   If however, you are not happy to listen to the recording and wish to attend a live event, please contact us at your earliest opportunity and we can transfer your registration to the next scheduled event.  Unfortunately, we are unable to cancel your place at an event with less than 48 hours notice.

Can I bring a guest to events?

Many of our events are for Full Members of Women on Boards only, and we usually reach capacity at our in-person sessions.   If you wish to bring a guest, we would encourage them to register independently in order to receive any instructions or follow up materials directly.  Events which are open to guests have this indicated on the booking page.

Are Women on Boards events In person or online?

We run a hybrid of face to face and online events as many people prefer virtual events for convenience. Our most frequent in-person events are held in London, and we run regular sessions in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Help, I’ve not received information on the event I am attending!

You can access details on the events you have registered for via the ‘My Events’ page in the My Membership area. Joining instructions and any pre or post event information will show below the basic registration details. We will also email you with event reminders shortly before the session.

If you can not see the event you have registered for in My Events, you can cross-reference with My Orders records to verify if the transaction was successful. If you still cannot see any information, please contact us or call the office on 020 3925 4080.

How can I see which events I am booked onto/have already attended?

You can view which events you have booked onto or attended in the past by visiting the ‘My Events’ page of your Membership section. We will update these records with any follow-up information or recordings.

I missed an online event I signed up for! Will there be a recording I can view?

Some of our virtual events are recorded and will be sent in a follow up email a few days after the event. The exception to this are in-depth training events and those that may sensitive content within the conversation. We do not record in-person events due to technical complexities. Where events are recorded, this will generally only include main content of the session and not the interesting and lively Q&A’s that happen afterwards.

If you are registering in order to access a recording, please double check if a specific event will have one available.

External Enquiries and Partnerships

Is there an opportunity to Partner with Women on Boards?

We do on occasions partner with organisations who share the same values and goals as us. Please contact us if you would like to talk about potentially working together. Please note that we already have a charity partner that we work with.

Do you offer work experience / Internships?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience placements or internships at this time.

I’m a journalist - who should I contact for more information?

Please contact us with a brief outline regarding who you are and what you would like to speak to us about and we will pass this onto our PR lead and/or appropriate colleague.  This is best done via our contact form.

How can I find more information on WB Directors and your impact?

Please see the ‘What we do’ page on our website. You can also view the ‘News’ page on our website for news articles, impact statements and projects we have been involved in.

Can I ask WB Directors to lobby on my behalf or to endorse my campaign?

WB Directors is proud to act as a Voice for Inclusion, advocating for the importance of diverse and inclusive leadership, both executive and non executive. This goes beyond gender, to advance diversity in all forms.
We do get a great many requests to support initiatives and campaigns related to these areas and need to be selective over where we can add value. Do send information to contact@wbdirectors.co.uk or contact us directly on social media.

Does WB Directors have a policy on paid advertorials?

WB directors does not respond to approaches inviting us to pay to participate in awards listings, advertorials or magazine features.

How can I book a WB Directors speaker to attend my in-house event?

We do offer an option for someone from WB Directors to speak at events both virtually and face to face. Please contact us and let us know a bit more about your event so we can advise accordingly


Is the cost of my Women on Boards membership a tax deductible expense as an HMRC Approved Professional Body
In order to be an Approved Professional Body, the main purpose of an organisation should be the following:
  • share or advance professional knowledge
  • maintain or improve professional conduct and competence
  • protect members from claims made against them while doing their job
Unfortunately Women on Boards doesn’t provide any kind of indemnity for our members so we do not qualify for listing.
Is my data & payment information held securely?

Yes. We use marketing-leading platforms with highly security assurance. Organisationally, we hold the UK Government approved Cyber Essentials certification.

We do not hold payment information in our systems directly. Our payment provider Braintree manages all payment information. More details on their data security can be found here. 

My company will pay my invoice. How do I set that up?

We would ask our members to purchase items through our website using a company credit card and/or reclaim any eligible costs as work-related expenses, where possible. This is due to the increasing complexities of setting us up as an approved supplier with many firms and invoice timescales as an SME. However, we understand that for larger purchases this may not be possible. Please contact us if you need to arrange payment via an invoice. Please note that we can not normally provide services in advance of payment.

Can I make payment over the phone?

Although we prefer payment via our website checkout, we can in some circumstances accept payment by credit or debit card over the phone. If you need to make a payment over the phone, please contact us.


Is my data & payment information held securely?

Yes. We use marketing-leading platforms with highly security assurance. Organisationally, we hold the UK Government approved Cyber Essentials certification.

We do not hold payment information in our systems directly. Our payment provider Braintree manages all payment information. More details on their data security can be found here. 

Which is the best membership type for me?

We have various types of membership to support you at whatever stage you are in your Board career. If you are just starting out or if you are actively looking to add to your portfolio, we would suggest a Full membership. If you are already a NED with experience on complex boards, we would recommend becoming a Directors’ Circle member. Full details of the benefits of each membership can be found here. If you are still not sure which is the best membership type for you, please contact us and we would be happy to talk you through options.

What are the benefits of each type of membership?

A breakdown of each membership type along with benefits of each can be found here.

How do I upgrade from Digital to a Full or Directors’ Circle member?

You can upgrade your membership at any time by going to ‘My Membership’. You will then see all the upgrade options available to you.

How do I renew my membership?

We offer both manual and auto-renewal options. We will email you before your membership is due to lapse, however you can also renew by visiting ‘My Membership’ up to 3 weeks before your lapse date.

We offer a 20%+ loyalty rate for Full and Directors’ Circle membership renewals. Opt-in to auto-renew to be sure not to miss it!

Please note, members who have joined via their employer’s Corporate Partner do not need to renew individually.

I am a man, can I still join?

WB Directors is open to all, and works across all genders.
Whilst Women on Boards is our Non-Executive network name, we are here to support anyone who wants to develop their NED career. We do have male members who have been very successful using Women in Boards support!

I identify as Non-Binary/ Trans - is Women on Boards still for me?

Absolutely! We welcome anyone whose gender may have traditionally been a barrier to career success. Whilst our network consists predominantly of people who identify as female, we do have some non-binary members Our support is particularly relevant to those from groups who are under-represented at board level, and we pride ourselves on our diverse, supportive Network.

Do you offer any membership discounts?

We price our memberships (and all costs) to be as inclusive as possible whilst still covering our costs as a small business. Our packages offer a saving against purchasing membership and key training courses separately.

How can I turn on/off auto renewal of membership?

If you would like your membership to automatically renew, please go to ‘My Membership’ and toggle the ‘Membership auto-new’ slider to ‘on’. You will get a pop-up window asking you to confirm. If you would like to unsubscribe from auto-renew, simply untick the box and we will send you reminders before your membership is due to expire.

I want to cancel my membership. What do I do?

We do not offer an early cancellation of your year’s membership but you are free to delete your account at any time under your GDPR rights. Simply email us if you wish to do this.

I am based outside of the UK, can Women on Boards Membership still benefit me?

Our resources, events and unique 1-on-1 support can benefit those looking to develop their NED career, wherever you are based. Our vacancy board currently lists mostly UK based roles, however our advice and methods have helped members from all over the world achieve their board goals.


How do I get in touch if I have a question that isn’t covered here?

You can email us at Contact@wbdirectors.co.uk or call us on 0203 925 4080

What are your phone line opening hours?

Our phone lines are open from 9am-5:30pm, however being a small team there may be times where we are not available. Please leave us a voicemail or send an email and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Can I contact you by post?

Yes, our address is:

27 Old Gloucester Street,

Please note this is a postal address only. We are a remote-first company, but do have a small office in central London near Blackfriars.

Do you have a complaints procedure?

Member experience is incredibly important to us. If you are unhappy with any area of our service at all, please contact us.

How do I unsubscribe from newsletters?

You can unsubscribe by going to the ‘My communication preferences’ in your Membership Section. From there, you can choose which emails you would and would not like to receive.

Vacancy Board

How do I search for a vacancy?

You will need to be a Full or Directors’ Circle Member and logged into your account. Please go to our Vacancy Board to begin your search. You can filter using the fields on the left. If you are not getting any results when you try to search for a vacancy, please ensure that all fields are clear before you search.

How many new vacancies do you have each month?

This depends partly on the time of year, but on average we post around 200 new roles every month, with around 10 private sector roles advertised each month and 2 paid board roles added each day.

How many members find their roles with Women on Boards?

In 2022, 1 member every day on average found a role with the support of Women on Boards, either via our Vacancy Board or through their own networks. We would never suggest you *only* look for opportunities with us and continue to make use of your broader networks and contacts.  We are always here to help you do yourself justice as a candidate – wherever you found the role.

Who do I contact if I want more information on a vacancy?

The contact information for the vacancy will be at the bottom of the page and for most roles, Women on Boards will not hold any more details than those listed in the advert. For roles flagged as ‘Bespoke NED Search’, we work more closely with the recruiting organisation and in this instance, our contact details will be at the bottom of the advertisement.

How do I post a vacancy and what are the costs?

It is free to post a vacancy but we can offer additional support, tailored to your needs, at a range of price points. Please visit our Post a Position page to see your options.

You can post directly via a simple online form on our website (link above). This asks for some basic data about the organisation, the position, the selection criteria (or person specification) and contact details for members who may wish to find further information.

Who can post roles?

Our Vacancy Services are open to all. Members at any level can post a vacancy (please log-in to do so).

If you are not interested in the wider benefits of membership, but just want to post a role, you can register for a FREE ‘Vacancy Poster’ account which will allow you to post, track, view and close your vacancies. Sign-up here.


Can Women on Boards post my vacancy for me?

Posting a vacancy with us can be done very easily via a short form on our vacancy page. If you would like us to post your vacancy for you, please consider our Featured Vacancy or Bespoke Search service. As always, if you need any assistance or more information, you can contact us.

Can I make changes to a role I have posted on the Vacancy Board?

Visit ‘Your Board Positions’ in your membership area to amend the closing date or close a vacancy early (though remember, you may miss out on some great applicants!)

We do not enable changes to be made to the text of the role postings to ensure consistency for our members. For those using our FREE service, we suggest you ‘duplicate’, make your changes and post as a new position. (Remember to close the original one). For those using our Featured service, get in touch and we will be happy to make minor changes for you.

How long after submitting my post will it be live on the website?

We aim to publish a vacancy within 48 hours of receiving it. If you need your role to go live sooner, please contact us or phone through on 020 3925 4080 and we will do our best to help. We will contact you if there are any problems posting your vacancy.

Where are the majority of your vacancies based?

The majority of vacancies posted on our board are based within the UK.