Women on Boards English

Empower your impact in the boardroom

Credits offered: 50| Price: € 9995 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.


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

Dates and locations will be announced! 

The costs are € 9995 excl. VAT.  This costs also includes:

  • Hotels
  • Meals and drinks
  • Teaching materials

Deloitte Academy is a training institute accredited by several organizations.

For more information about our accreditation, please refer to our Education hours 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.

We provide a safe learning environment in close collaboration with the locations. We carry out our services in accordance with the a. Participants in the training are requested to observe the prescribed hygiene measures and to stay at home if you have a cold or if you have inmates with a fever.

For further information, please refer to the CoronaCheck website of the central government.

Do you have any complaints? Please contact us and have yourself tested. Via Deloitte we can provide a voucher with which you can have an antigen test (a rapid test) taken at 70 locations in the Netherlands, free of charge.

“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

Frédérique Demenint

Frédérique Demenint


Binnen Deloitte Nederland is Frédérique Partner en leidt zij de Resilience, Crisis & Reputation praktijk binnen Risk Advisory. Hierin ondersteunt zij toonaangevende klanten en organisaties in verschillende sectoren bij het voorbereiden, beheren en herstellen van bedrijfskritieke situaties. Zij richt zich op uitvoerend en niet-uitvoerend leiderschap om de veerkracht van bedrijven te vergroten, voor, tijdens en na elk evenement met een grote impact. Voorafgaand aan haar rol bij Deloitte was zij drie jaar CEO van Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Als CEO was zij verantwoordelijk voor het leiden van de operaties, het ontwikkelen en uitvoeren van de strategische richting van het bureau op de Nederlandse markt. Daarvoor heeft zij 16 jaar de functie van Director Corporate Communications vervuld, waarbij zij optrad als adviseur over reputatiekwesties voor bedrijven en besturen in verschillende industrieën, zowel in B2C als B2B.

Bianca Hofstede

Bianca Hofstede

Senior Consultant

Ik ben bij Deloitte Academy verantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling van leerprogramma's op het gebied van persoonlijke ontwikkeling, leiderschap en actuele thema's. Het is mooi om te zien hoe verbindingen ontstaan tussen deelnemers en onze experts. Een bijdrage leveren aan het leren van elkaar vind ik één van de mooiste dingen van mijn werk. De trainingen die ik organiseer kan ik ook in-company aanbieden. Vraag mij om de mogelijkheden.

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