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Women on Boards (WOB)

Women on Boards (WOB) aims to provide further support to achieve gender equality at the University in particular at the Executive level, in addition to supporting our commitment to reducing the gender pay gap. WOB will also support our Athena Swan applications in recognising a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

This webpage aims to provide and advertise opportunities to work shadow, undertake work experience, be part of a mentoring partnership or become a member of a board or committee group. We are seeking career development opportunities for staff in placements across the region and will provide a matching service for those people interested in developing knowledge and experience in these areas.

We are in the process of developing a mentoring scheme between our staff and board members at the University, across the region, and nationally. Our mentors will have experience of being on a board and can provide insight and guidance to those women seeking their first board opportunity, or to develop for further board opportunities. We hope it will enable our women to gain access to information, encouragement and connections to excel in their career, or to take on a board or committee role as a non-executive director, trustee or governor.

Please register your interest in being a mentor if you have board experience or a mentee that would like to engage in a mentoring relationship.

Search the WOB UK web pages for further development opportunities, support and current board vacancies.