If your view of a company board of directors is a load of men sitting around in suits talking stats, this is exactly why Sarah Pierman from Dymanic Boards is on the podcast this week. 🕴️
She’s on a mission to show women the benefits of becoming a board member, whether as a non-executive director, a charity trustee, a company secretary, chair of a subcommittee, a senior independent director or even the chair of the board.
Because as Sarah says, today’s boards come in all shapes and sizes across a wide range of industries, and almost all are looking for a variety of skills (your skills!), including HR, comms and marketing, and customer support, to name just a few.
And what’s brilliant is that most of these roles pay a fee for your time (although how that time is allocated can differ wildly, as Sarah explains in the episode).
Here’s why you should tune in
If you have time to spare and want to get paid for talent and expertise; if you love the idea of charting the strategic direction of a company and overseeing the governance of an organisation; if you want to hear how you can make fit it around your life – this is the episode that could open a new and fulfilling role. 👏🏼
Here’s what to listen out for:
[00:44] What FTSE companies tell us about the landscape of women on boards.
[03:40] Don’t think you have the skills to be on a board? Think again.
[04:37] Why Sarah set up Dynamic Boards.
[06:09] Things to consider when recruiting non-executive directors.
[08:30] What board roles can you apply for?
[13:36] What’s the pay and time commitment for these roles?
[23:08] The flexibility of non-executive director work.
We need more women and waaaaay more diversity on today’s company boards. So press play now, and don’t forget to check out Sarah’s website to find roles that might work for you. ▶️▶️▶️
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