Women on Boards was first established in Australia in 2006 by Ruth Medd and Claire Braund. Launched in the UK in 2012, we exist to improve diversity in senior leadership. From an initial focus on supporting women into non-executive board roles, we have evolved to also work extensively with our corporate members on building inclusive cultures and providing diverse candidates for board searches.
We track our impact through the number of members who take on new board roles and are proud to be supporting one member a day (on average) into a board position. Our members are predominantly female, but highly diverse across other demographics and professional disciplines.
We work with many leading firms on their professional and leadership development strategies. Our organisational work is gender-neutral and fully intersectional, as we support leaders to create effective working cultures.
Our organisation is run by a small, friendly team. We work flexibly in a remote-first environment, promoting autonomy and collaboration. We are constituted as a limited company and the three UK founders are all still involved today, ensuring our purpose-driven approach. Having started life as a subsidiary of Women on Boards Australia, we are eternally grateful for the support they have given us over the years enabling us to become the successful organisation we are today and we look forward to continuing to share ideas and connections in the future.