For our final NED Talk of this WACL year we are delighted to announce that we will be joined by three individuals who know all about how to help us market ourselves for success in the Boardroom.
Krystyna Nowak,is Head of Board Practice at Norman Broadbent and she will be joined by her colleague, Mirjam Dekker who specialises in Digital and Media Non-Executive searches.
Speaking recently at a panel discussion on the Recruitment and Employment Confederation report “Room at the Top”, Krystyna claimed that recruiters should be pushing back to clients to make sure selection processes are fair for women.
“Nine out of 10 clients will initially tell me that previous PLC board experience is crucial for a role they’re recruiting for,” she said. “When we challenge them on it they will often accept that this isn’t in fact the case. If we can get the client to widen the brief, this will help women, and some men, to break into the boardroom for the first time.”
Joining Krystyna and her colleague will be David Moran, Managing Director of thecvexperts.com. Their mantra is that clarity breeds confidence and whilst many of us at WACL excel in creating differentiation for our clients with the cutting-edge marketing that we deliver, we often don’t do that for ourselves. David will be talking to us about what makes us different, and how to create dynamic CV solutions whilst giving us some interview hints and tips for when operating at senior, exec or board level.
The format of the NED Interest group events are members-only interactive lunches or breakfast for 10 to 15 WACLers where one or two panellists (WACL or external) are invited to offer their reflections on how to be an effective Non-Executive Director / Trustee, share tips how they approached these roles and the challenges they have faced securing these appointments in the first place. These events are 90 minutes long and are held in a central London location hosted by a WACL member.
This NED lunch will be held on Wednesday 11th of June between 12:30 and 14:00 at the Deloitte Academy, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR.
If you are interested in attending this event, please let Francesca know on [email protected]. This event is free of charge and places are limited to 15 so it is first come first serve basis.