Henley Business School reach out to Board-Ready Women

28 February 2013

Henley Business School reach out to Board-Ready Women

Henley Business School is delighted to be involved, with other leading European Business Schools, in the launch of an initiative designed to help connect board-ready women with executive search firms, companies, investors and those looking...

Henley Business School is delighted to be involved, with other leading European Business Schools, in the launch of an initiative designed to help connect board-ready women with executive search firms, companies, investors and those looking to make board appointments.

The Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) searchable database has been developed in response to global corporate governance requirements on more gender diversity on publicly quoted company boards in Europe. Women in the group can ensure that their profiles and experience are kept up to date while companies and recruiters can easily search and identify those candidates whose experience most closely match their requirements and contact them directly.

"Henley Business School is passionate about developing women for business leadership roles and this scheme is to be applauded. I would encourage our alumnae who meet the requirements to get involved", said Ginny Gibson, Deputy Dean at Henley Business School.

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Henley MBA alumna endorsed the scheme: "This seems an excellent initiative that could really facilitate a step-change in the number of women on boards."

The "Global Board Ready Women" searchable database list and forum will be administered by the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club on the global business platform, LinkedIn. The group consists of women who already serve on a board or who are ready to take on a new mandate. All women listed in the Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) searchable database are suitable to be considered for publicly listed company board-level positions and meet a clear set of criteria defined by members of the European Business Schools/Women on Board initiative.

In addition, the European Business Schools/Women on Board initiative has arranged for each of the individuals selected for the Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) searchable database to be linked with BoardEx 's Profiles and to access their database of more than 500,000 corporations and companies.