External Events

External Events

The following list, which is updated regularly, comprises upcoming events and seminars which are put on by third party organisations, some of whom have alliances with CWN.  They have      been selected for the relevance of their subject matter to our Members.  Registration and, where relevant, payment details are included in the outline of each event.  We hope you find them useful.

Women on Boards - Boardroom Insights: Commercial Sector - 30 January (CWN members only)

 

Ever thought about applying for a position on a commercial company Board?  Come along to broaden your understanding of the range of opportunities out there, understand how your skills and experience are transferable and to meet other board members, both current and future.

The purpose of this event is to introduce you to the different types of board opportunities across the sector and to hear from a panel of board directors with a wealth of experience, who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom.  As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks.

Speakers include: Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, Denise Jagger, Portfolio NED

For further details on the speakers and this event, please click here

 

When: Thursday 30 January, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.  Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.

Where: BDO LLP, 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB

Admission: Open to CWM members only, at a discounted cost of £30  per ticket. There are limited places available for this highly in demand event.

*** Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.***

NEDonBoard: Board Discussion - NED Vilification - 18 February (CWN members only)

 

As a non-executive director, board member and chair, it is important to strive for best practice and share with your peers in a safe environment. 

This event centers around the vilification of non-executive directors.

Please arrive at 6:30pm, the welcome and presentation will start at 6:45pm sharp. The first 40 minutes will be dedicated to insights and case studies presented by Ross Emerson, followed by 20 minutes of audience Q&A. The event will conclude with board peer networking. 

This event are designed for, and will most benefit, non-executive directors, board members, business leaders and executives operating at or near board level. 

 

When: Thursday 18 February 6.30pm - 8.30pm.  

Where: Central London, TBC

Admission:  There are limited places for CWN members to attend and NEDonBoard is offering CWN members 50% discount on the General Ticket rate to attend (discounted cost will be £40 + £8.00VAT)

***Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.***

Women on Boards - Boardroom Insights: Cyber Literacy for the Boardroom - 25 February (CWN members only)

 

Cyber security threats now pose a risk to organisations in all sectors. Cyber-crime is a multi-billion pound global industry and no company, however small, can afford to assume “it won’t happen to us”.  Non-executive directors and Trustees need to be aware of the types of threats that exist, such as ransomware, brute force and the more familiar DDOS; as well as the huge part that social engineering plays in cyber breaches. They also need to have insight into the questions that the board should be asking the executives in this area, such as:

  • Can you confirm that all employees have cyber-security training at least once a year
  • Are we working towards certification under the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme? (If not, why not)
  • Have we reviewed our supply chain to understand how their access to our networks might compromise our security. Or how failures in our own systems could threaten organisations we work with.

 
Most importantly, board members need to know that cyber-security is not an IT issue to be delegated and forgotten. The threat of a cyber-attack is a critical risk that could damage shareholder value, brand reputation and customer sentiment.
 
This event will provide a background to the cyber landscape, highlight some best practices that organisations deploy and ultimately arm you with the information to help you as a NED/Trustee to ask the right questions in the boardroom.

Guest speaker: Charlotte Wilson - Charlotte works for Cisco’s Security Acquisition Team, heading up the adoption of security technologies across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR). For further details on the Charlotte please click here.

 

When: Tuesday 25 February, 6.00pm - 8.30pm.  Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.

Where: Cisco, Park House, 16-18 Finsbury Circus, London Greater London EC2M 7EB

Admission: Open to CWM members only, at a discounted cost of £30 per ticketThere are limited places available for this highly in demand event.

*** Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.***

NEDonBoard: The Effective NED and Board Member One Day Course - 19 March (CWN members only)

 

This specialised course is dedicated to business leaders on track to become a non-executive director or committee chairperson, or those newly in a non-exec role. It is designed to also benefit directors and stakeholders needing to strengthen their knowledge in implementing an effective boardroom.

The course will provide you with insight to secure, prepare and meet the challenge of your Board meetings. Split into three sessions, the course will cover the following:

1) What are your duties and liabilities as a non-executive director and board member? 

2) What should you know when it comes to D&O insurance? (Presentation by Aon.)

3) Boardroom considerations, including succession planning and risk. (Session led by a consultant in board evaluation, governance, professional team strategy and leadership.  Former Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary for listed and major private (FTSE 250 equivalent) companies, and until recently a charity trustee.)

4) How do you run a board effectively and in practice? (Session led by Genius Methods, by an experienced board evaluations expert, non-executive director and chair.)

For more information on the key benefits of attending this course, please click here

 

When: Thursday 19 March 9.00am - 5.30pm.  

Where: The Aon Centre, The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street
London, EC3V 4AN

Admission:  There are limited places for CWN members to attend and NEDonBoard is offering CWN members a 10% discount off the non-member Ticket rate. Prices will be discounted to £1169.10+£233.82 VAT

***Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.***

NEDonBoard: UK government departments: NED introductions - 31 March (CWN members only)

 

An opportunity for the NEDonBoard community interested in NED roles in the public sector to engage with 4 government departments on vacancies and NED opportunities, expand your network and meet with NEDs currently appointed to boards of:

  • the Department for Education

  • the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • the Ministry of Justice

  • and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This event promotes diversity and inclusion in UK public boardrooms.

 

Format: Networking event with keynote speeches

  • 17:30 – Arrivals, registration and informal networking

  • 18:00 – Speeches including from the Commissioner for Public Appointments (Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE) and Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE

  • 18:30 – Facilitated networking

  • 19:30 – Event wrapup

  • 20:00 – Event close

 

When: Tuesday 31 March, 5.30pm - 8.00pm.  

Where: Ripley Courtyard, Whitehall, London, London SW1A 2DY

Admission:  There are limited places for CWN members to attend and NEDonBoard is offering CWN members 50% discount on the General Ticket rate to attend (discounted cost will be £50 + £10.00VAT)

***Please email admin@citywomen.org if you would like to attend.***