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    Empowering Women in Board Leadership

    Empowering Women in Board Leadership

    Welcome to Empowering Women in Board Leadership – A Guide to Free Resources.

    Tackling the ongoing issue of women’s underrepresentation at the board level is crucial for creating inclusive, innovative, and effective boards. In alignment with International Women’s Day, Renovata & Company held a panel discussion to address this challenge, featuring insights from notable female leaders. 

    Event Overview

    On March 6th 2024, Renovata & Company organised an online event, Empowering Women in Board Leadership, featuring Dr. Natalia BlagburnRebecca HuntKate Baucherel, and moderator Amy Lewin.

    This virtual breakfast meetup delved into enhancing gender balance in boardrooms, intended for current and aspiring female leaders, and allies from various sectors

    Dr. Natalia Blagburn’s Recommendations

    Understanding the financial hurdles aspiring board members may face, Dr. Blagburn emphasizes the value of freely accessible educational resources.  

    Here are her top 2 picks for anyone looking to start or advance their journey in board leadership: 

    • Boardroom Governance Podcast: A resourceful podcast by Evan Epstein, offering insights into the technicalities of board duties through discussions with seasoned professionals.
    • Board Intelligence: Webinars and articles providing detailed guidance on the procedural aspects of board meetings, including preparation of board packs and the execution of effective meetings

    Additional Resources

    • Better Boards Podcast Series: Offers insights into improving board performance with expert advice
    • NonprofitReady: Certificate in Nonprofit Board Essentials: A curriculum designed to equip you with the knowledge required for nonprofit board director roles
    • The Corporate Governance Institute Webinars: Covers a wide range of governance issues, providing current and aspiring board members with best practices and insights.
    • Learning from Others: According to Dr. Blagburn, one of the most effective ways to learn is through interaction with peers. Engaging with women-on-board groups or board peer support groups can offer invaluable perspectives and experiences, enriching your understanding and skills in board governance.

    This Empowering Women in Leadership guide, inspired by the contributions of Dr. Natalia Blagburn and the Renovata & Company event, aims to support the growth and development of female leaders in board roles by providing access to key resources and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences within the community. 

    Julia Barber


    Julia Barber

    Director, Platform Engagement