What is the Talent Pool?
The EWoB Talent Pool is an online pool of selected board women, from several European countries. It was launched in October 2016, and is the first talent pool of its kind.
Who is in the Talent Pool?
Currently, there are more than 150 women in the Talent Pool [as of October 2016]. During the Talent Pool’s pilot scheme, which runs until the end of 2016, we have accepted applications only from the candidates who are put forward by EWoB member organisations.
As from 2017, the EWoB Talent Pool will be open to external candidates. As soon as the governance is in place, any board-ready woman fulfilling the criteria will be able to apply.
What is the rationale behind the Talent Pool?
One of EWoB’s major strategic goals is to increase the profile and visibility of women who are ready to fill transnational, non-executive directorship positions.
EWoB believes that gender balance on companies’ boards supports the development of innovative business models for smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. This is part of the European Union’s Europe 2020 Strategy.
With their in-depth competences in different sectors and their experience in decision-making at the highest levels (CEO, C-suite), these board women are in a position to bring real added value to a company internationally.
How to access the Talent Pool
Are you looking to join a board?
Here are the steps to follow if you wish to be featured in the EWoB Talent Pool.
- Check that you fulfil the criteria set out by our Admissions Committee
- Currently, we are only accepting applications from women who are put forward by EWoB member organisations. From 2017, the EWoB Talent Pool will be open to external candidates. You will then be able to submit an application online.
Are you looking for a board member?
Here are the steps to follow if you wish to access the EWoB Talent Pool.
- All companies (public and private), NFP associations and search firms based in Europe have free access to the Talent Pool. The only requirement is that they sign a Charter of Engagement with EWoB. The Charter of Engagement is available here.
- If you would like to request access to the EWoB Talent Pool, please submit your request online. EWoB will respond to your queries and provide you with the necessary access codes. Access will be granted to your company for a period of 12 weeks, which may be renewable upon request.
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