GBRW Application

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This movement started by the European Business Schools/Women on Board Taskforce has grown to become a global initiative including leading business schools & professional organisations from around the world in an effort to identify & promote Senior Women Executives & Professionals who meet the strict criteria below, set forth by the world’s leading business schools & corporate governance professionals to create global & diverse corporate governance for the 21st century.

This group will provide executive search firms & those looking to make board appointments with a list of suitable board-qualified women for companies in Europe & the world. Women in the group will ensure that their profiles are kept current & companies & recruiters can easily search & identify those whose experience most closely match their requirements & contact them directly. We will also be posting best practices etc & engaging in appropriate group discussions.

Through our ongoing partnership with the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), all GBRW members are eligible to purchase a discounted membership to BlueSteps, the exclusive career management service of AESC that puts board candidates and senior executives on the radar of over 8,000 executive search professionals in more than 70 countries. Be visible, and be considered for 90,000+ top management and board opportunities handled by AESC search firms every year through BlueSteps.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the GBRW LinkedIn Group.

Please find all criteria for joining, and being on the list in the section “GBRW List Criteria“.

Women on the list will be expected to have made a conscious commitment to assume the role & responsibility of corporate governance in a publicly quoted company. This criteria is to maintain a high standard of candidate for the list, & therefore to protect the reputation & use of the list within recruitment circles.

If you are being recommended by one of the supporting business schools or organisations, they will be able to give you a unique access code, please email this to:

If you are not being recommended by one of the supporting business schools or organisations you will be required to submit your CV & the name & contact details of two referees who can vouch for your suitability to join the list – please email them to

If you are looking to view the list for the purpose of long/short listing, please contact the Administrator for temporary access:

The Administrator will be in touch shortly to verify your credentials, or request further information. If you do not receive a response after 5 working days, please contact