Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

Sharing experiences & inspiring change

Companies & Board Diversity

From strategy to practice

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Women in the Boardroom

Take your chair!

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Women on Boards’ Value

Why & How? Find out

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Welcome to The EWoB Knowledge Centre!

“The EWoB Knowledge Centre is an exciting new tool for boards, companies and their stakeholders. It brings together ideas, studies, resources, experiences and best practices that can be used to develop more gender-diverse governance and leadership strategies. European companies will enhance their ability to innovate and compete in the marketplace if they can better exploit the female talent pool at the top of their organisations – the EWoB Knowledge Centre aims to support them in this task. It is a source of know-how and inspiration for both individual board members and a wide range of other stakeholders who wish to learn more about one of today’s most important governance issues: the need for more gender diversity in the boardroom.”

Marie-Ange Andrieux, Co-chair, and Dr Roger Barker, Director

Sharing experiences and inspiring change

Here you will find news, views, information and interviews with individuals –men and women – for inspiration and possible personal road-maps on promoting gender diversity on corporate boards.

We have created this Knowledge Centre to showcase corporate governance best practice around gender diversity and provide long-term innovative business models for you to review and explore.

Our intention is to help you:

  • Be inspired by senior, high-ranking women and men in European organisations that have already made the transition, and who want to share their personal experiences
  • Get access to the latest information on promoting and supporting women on boards, especially for board-ready women and those already on a board
  • By providing practical advice and best practice examples in corporate governance for managing diversity
  • By showcasing projects and experience in building balanced business models and strategies for  “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”
  • Reach out to EWoB member organisations for support and guidance on gender diversity on boards

We wish you an interesting and inspiring journey through the Knowledge Centre.

Please click on one of the three navigation buttons at the top of the page to start your journey.

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Facing and Overcoming Common Barriers: Tools

The most difficult obstacles in achieving gender balance are not usually the visible ones such as rules and policies, but rather the [...]

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Getting Ready for the Board

Having something to offer that the organisation needs is the first step to getting appointed to a board. Building up qualifications [...]

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Recruitment

Where are the women? A frequent excuse for the low representation of women on boards is that there are no women candidates. Companies [...]

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Socialisation of New Board Members

Finding the right and complementary member who adds the desired competencies yet does not clone other members is a delicate job. Your [...]

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Library & Key References per Topic

The research on gender and diversity on corporate boards has grown immensely in the last decade. Several of the organisations [...]

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Interview insights

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Tackling Unconscious Bias and the ‘Old Boys Club’, by Dame Inga Kristine Beale DBE, CEO, Lloyd’s of London

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Diversity Leads to Fewer Scandals and More Effective Boards by Gerry Brown, Chair and Independent Director

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Companies are the Architects of Diversity by Lady Barbara Judge, Chairman of the Institute of Directors

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Being a Good Leader Means Being Authentic by Kerstin Günther, engineer in electronics with an MBA in finance

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