Women on Boards English

Empower your impact in the boardroom

Rotterdam, Amsterdam & Maastricht
Event language: English

Do you have the qualities and ambition to take a seat on an executive -or supervisory board within the next three years or have you recently been appointed as a board member? Then, this 9-day executive program is especially developed for you.

29 Apr.
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Measures COVID-19

We are committed to providing a safe learning environment in close cooperation with the location(s). All of our services are carried out in accordance with the applicable measures as determined by RIVM. The number of participants per training is limited, taking into account the capacity of the rooms so that keeping sufficient distance (minimum of 1.5 meters) is guaranteed. Participants of the training are requested to adhere to the prescribed hygiene measures at site. Also, we request you to stay home if you have a cold and/or when members of your household have a fever.  

Cultivating Leadership and Growth

Deloitte has been organizing the Women on Boards program for Dutch natives successfully for the 10th time in a row. Because of the popularity of this program, we have designed the Women on Boards English edition, especially developed for foreign women seeking to take the next step towards a boardroom position in the Netherlands.

Anyone who is appointed as member of a board or supervisory body will face big challenges and surprises. With the proper tools for boardroom discussions and a network of women in similar positions with whom you can share your experiences, you have a solid basis. Deloitte’s varied Women on Boards program offers you this unique combination.

What will the Women on Boards program bring you?

This program is designed to help you enlarge and/or broaden your knowledge and skills on topics such as; corporate governance, risk and crisis management and innovation, to boardroom dynamics, boardroom effectiveness and personal branding. You will dive into business cases together, share knowledge and experiences in interactive formats, and you will work on both your hard and soft skills.

The program offers sufficient room for building a network with your fellow course participants and lecturers. You will be building strong mutual ties in an intimate setting and at unique locations in the Netherlands. Ties that endure a lifetime and will help you be successful as a female leader.

“Instructive, interesting, provides valuable new insights, and the openness with which experienced supervisory directors share their personal experiences is special.”

Learning objectives

  • You will learn how to handle dynamics in the boardroom
  • You develop, broaden and/or deepen your knowledge of
    leadership, governance and integrity in the boardroom
  • You will learn to increase the effectiveness of your team
  • You learn to signal and respond to financial and reputational risks
  • Optimize your soft skills; Lobbying, networking and personal branding
  • Connect to, and learn from, women who have achieved demonstrable success as board members
  • As an Alumni member you with gain access to exclusive member benefits, such as being invited to annual Women on Boards events, which will help you connect with influential and successful women

Target group

This Women on Boards program is designed for international women seeking to take the next step towards a boardroom position in the Netherlands:

• International women who have recently been admitted to the Board of Directors or Supervisory Board

• International women with the ambition and qualities to take this step within the next three years

You will be invited to an intake interview before the course starts, to determine your expectations and personal learning objectives


Day 1
Theme: Introduction to Corporate Governance & Let's connect
Purpose: Kick-off and insight into managing dynamics in the
boardroom and the Corporate Governance Code (overview)

Day 2  
Theme: Boardroom dynamics & effectiveness
Purpose: Insight into managing dynamics, increasing your impact within the board and build a diverse and efficient team

Day 3  
Theme: Governance and long-term value creation 
Purpose: Understanding the relationship between the Supervisory Board and the Managment Board and how to obtain a boardroom position

Day 4   
Theme: Stakeholermanagement, culture & personal presence 
Purpose: Deep dive in the Governance Code, gaining insight into how you present yourself and your personality profile

Day 5      
Theme: Boardroom themes & crisis management
Purpose: Linking developments in the market to the boardroom and gaining insight into three phases of crisis management

Day 6  
Theme: Dialogical leadership & intervision 
Purpose: Insight into your preferred leadership style and reviewing your personal challenges

Day 7, 8 & 9 
Theme: Personal branding, boardroom presence & the invisible network
Purpose: To optimize soft skills for board members and supervisory boardmembers- lobbying, networking and personal branding

More information? Review the brochure for the full program

Day 1:      Thursday April 29, 2021 | Hotel Bruno and Hotel New York Rotterdam

Day 2:      Friday April 30, 2021 | Hotel Bruno and Hotel New York Rotterdam

Day 3:      Thursday May 27, 2021 | Maastoren Rotterdam

Day 4:      Thursday June 24, 2021 | Hotel Arena Amsterdam

Day 5:      Friday June 25, 2021 | Hotel Arena Amsterdam

Day 6:      Tuesday September 14, 2021 | Maastoren Rotterdam

Studytrip:    Thursday to Friday, October 7 until October 9, 2021 | Maastricht

The costs are € 9.995, excl. VAT.  This costs also includes:

  • Hotels
  • Meals and drinks
  • Teaching materials

Deloitte Academy is an accredited training institute. We follow the guidelines of the NBA according to the new PE system as of January 1, 2021.

Deloitte Academy is accredited by Cedeo and has the NRTO label. For more information about our accreditation, please refer to our Permanent Education page.

Until four weeks before the start of the course you may cancel your participation by email free of charge. Should you cancel within four weeks before the start of the course you will have to pay the full course fee.

Deloitte Academy reserves the right to cancel a course if circumstances dictate. You will be informed of this as soon as possible.

For more information about our Terms and Conditions, please refer to our FAQ page.

“The course, for me, is the prime moment for taking the final step to my next level.”
-    Entrepreneur 
     Participant Women on Boards Course - 2018

“Instructive, interesting, provides valuable new insights, and the openness with which experienced supervisory directors share their personal experiences is special.”
-    Head of credit & Insurance Linked Investments, pension provider 
     Participant Women on Boards Course - 2019

“Thank you for this initiative and its contribution to a well considered participation of more women in top positions.”
-    Former board member and current supervisory director of a large international
     financial services organisation 
     Participant Women on Boards Course - 2018

“Very instructive, small-scale, taken care of perfectly.”
-    Member of board of directors, retail organisation
     Participant Women on Boards Course - 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us: 

Phone number: 088-288 93 33

Program Management

Caroline Zegers

Caroline Zegers


As partner within Global Employer Services, I am responsible for the Executive & Equity Compensation team, I have over 25 year experience as (boardroom) advisor in the fields of remuneration and governance. I am also the chair of the Supervisory Board program and the Executive Ladies program. Complex challenges concerning HR, governance and tax as well as regulations and compensation in the financial sector is my expertise.

Britt Mekel

Britt Mekel


As head of Deloitte Academy, I am responsible for managing the Academy portfolio and the team that makes it all happen. Also I am responsible for the Executive Learning package, developing masterclasses, onboarding programs and inhouse trainings for (prospective) members of Boards of Directors,Management Boards and Supervisory Boards, and other business leaders.

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