Striving for gender-parity at board level, the Professional Boards Forum delivers highly successful ‘simulated board-room’ events, connecting ambitious women seeking Non-Executive director (NED) roles with Chairmen from leading companies across Europe
We help outstanding women find NED roles.
All PBF events are by invitation only, whether it be your first NED role or expanding your current portfolio. Please register your interest here:
11 May 2021
London, May 2019 Event
The Hague, November 2018 Event
Professional Boards Forum (PBF) was founded in 2003, following the Norwegian Government announcing legislation to ensure that 40% of board directors should be women. This controversial quota law led to an outcry from Chairmen and business communities who were concerned about how and where they would find suitably qualified women to meet the quota.
Elin Hurvenes responded by creating pioneering events which brought together company leaders with talented, qualified women – creating an innovative forum that continues to benefit potential women NEDs and Chairmen alike.
“The Professional Boards Forum is more than a network. It has structure, focus and purpose and adds value in its own right. Above all PBF reinforces the message that it is still ‘merit first’.”
Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc
“As a potential NED looking to get noticed, attending a PBF event is a good place to start. Be clear on your experience and what you bring to the table – the opportunities are there and business needs to understand that our society at large requires diverse boards.”
Sir Mike Rake, Chairman, Phoenix Global Resources plc
Interview with Roger Carr – Chairman, BAE Systems PLC
Interview with Moni Mannings – NED, Polypipe Group PLC