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Bursary Programme

Bursary Programme

Four Participants' stories

Fiona Hathorn, our CEO, spoke to four Bursary programme participants about why they applied for the Bursary, what support they received and what they have gone on to do in their executive and non-executive careers. There was so much quality conversation, we had to make this a two-part episode!

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Bursary podcast - Part 1

We hear from:

- Rituja Ravikiran Rao, a young tech professional, who participated in our 2021 Bursary programme and became a trustee at the age of 21.

- Nicky Neal Smith, a former finance professional returning from a career break, is currently participating in the 2022 programme.

Bursary podcast - Part 2

We hear from:

- Bami Adenipekun, a health inequalities specialist who has brought her expertise to Llais Cymru, a statutory patient voice body in Wales.

- Marianna Sikorowska, a mid-career sports sector professionals who went on to join the board of Kickboxing UK.

The Women on Boards UK Bursary Programme is designed to help women who would not otherwise be able to afford our support. Our 2023 bursary is generously sponsored by leading global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Find out more about our Bursary Programme here