New tool recognising high-achieving women in business
The Financial Times Non Executive Directors’ Club has partnered with the European Business Schools/Women on Board Initiative to create a database identifying high-achieving women in business. The Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) database allows companies to search over 8,000 highly qualified women ready to start a Board-level position.
Every candidate listed meets criteria set out by the European Business Schools/Women on Board initiative, which supports greater gender diversity on publicly quoted company boards in Europe.
The extensive database sits on global business platform, LinkedIn, and allows corporations and executive search companies to search a number of notable business women. It is managed by the Financial Times Non Executive Directors’ (NED) Club, which leads the way in supporting non-executives, offering them a variety of networking opportunities and providing up to date information on corporate governance issues.
Members of the FT NED Club can also take part in the FT NED Certificate, a mix of physical workshops and digital learning that aims to increase diversity on UK boards. It is the first ever fully accredited formal education product for Non-Exec Directors. For more information visit


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