Harvey Nash & The University of Hong Kong

Women's Directorship Programme

Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong join forces

Introduction to the Women's Directorship Programme

Gender-balanced boards are proven to result in greater business success and the Women's Directorship Programme has been created in answer to the worldwide business community’s call to tackle the existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms.

Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong, Executive Education of the Faculty of Business and Economics have joined forces with senior business leaders to create the first certificated, internationally focused, cross industry, board preparedness programme, exclusively for women.

Board members face new challenges and increases in responsibility since the recent wave of governance reform swept in. Directors need to be better prepared – beyond just compliance – to best represent the interests of shareholders and stakeholders.

It is widely understood that gender-balanced boards make good business sense, and yet women are still hugely underrepresented in boardrooms across the world. This programme aims to address this imbalance by enabling more board-ready female leaders to rise to the challenge.

Through a comprehensive combination of lectures, interactive sessions, leadership exercises and input from senior business leaders, the Women’s Directorship Programme addresses current and contemporary issues in the workplace, across industries and geographies, helping women to be more effective at managing boards and increasing the pool of board-ready women executives.

Read what previous participants of the programme have to say about their experiences here.

View our introduction video on YouTube

WDP Video introduction

The Women’s Directorship Programme, led by a number of esteemed international lecturers, is designed to help participants develop their own set of strategies tailored to their career ambitions, situation and personality, recognizing that these will evolve over time as new challenges arise and elements in their lives change.

The six-day programme enables participants to:

  • Focus on the board’s role in strategy, finance and governance in the international arena
  • Meet and network with counterparts from different countries
  • Learn from experienced international facilitators and business leaders