WOBN Awards: Celebrating Gender Parity on Boards

The Network provides a platform that will bring together women from diverse fields

Promoting and encouraging women into Board Leadership

Promoting and encouraging women into Board Leadership


WOBN provides a platform brings together

About Us

The Women on Boards Network (WOBN) is an initiative aimed at promoting and encouraging women into Board leadership. Registered as a not for profit entity in Kenya, WOBN provides a platform brings together women from diverse fields and ranks; facilitate those already serving on Boards to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities, and upskill and prepare for the boardroom those women who are already in senior leadership roles aspiring to serving on Boards.

The initiative is all about ensuring that the next generation of board members is more diverse and better balanced from a gender perspective. We aim at putting the talents of women to work to improve the effectiveness of corporate boards now and in the future.


Our Achievements



Women placed on Boards









women in senior management

Become a member

What we do


With organizations slowly realizing the benefit of have women on Boards, WOBN is a first stop shop for majority of organizations looking at admitting women on their Boards. For our members, this offers a great opportunity for them to serve in leading institutions in Kenya.

WOBN offers a variety of trainings that cover diverse topics related to Board leadership. The ultimate goal of the training is to ensure that our members are well prepared to join Board leadership and that they also understand the Boardroom dynamics so as to have a positive impact on the Boards they get to serve on both at the national and global levels. We have a Corporate Governance training, Global Women on Boards Programme in partnership with Lead Women Malaysia and the Board Profiling and Personal Positioning training.

The Network works closely with experts to provide mentorship opportunities for our members. This provides exposure to a rich network of seasoned Board Members who guide them as they explore new grounds. WOBN also has a Junior Membership Program that provides mentorship to young leaders between the age of 11 – 24 years.

The Women on Boards Network has partnered with Lead Women of Malaysia, to bring forth a six-month programme designed to equip new and aspiring women directors with the required competencies.

Attend an event

Why choose us?

Women from all walks of life with prior, current, or hopeful corporate boardroom success are welcome to join WOBN!

WOBN takes a unique approach to mentoring the next generation of female board members. Services cater to the member’s existing profiles including women with senior management roles, newly appointed board members, or women whose board tenures have expired as well as their future goals, e.g. entering the boardroom or mentoring aspiring leaders.

All WOBN Members receive benefits, such as invitations to exclusive events, like Breakfast & Roundtables, Board Talks, Coteries, and the Annual WOBN Conference; extensive networking opportunities with other WOBN Members and renowned guest speakers from all fields and backgrounds; leadership development courses, including Corporate Governance Trainings; and so much more!

Members do not only receive training and guidance from an expansive network of veteran board members as they navigate their journeys to boardroom success, but they are also presented with opportunities to build their legacies by mentoring WOBN’s Junior Membership, the youngest generation of trailblazers who seek to infuse gender and age diversity into the boardroom.

Our Courses

Check out what clients say

Through the network events I got to learn a lot from men and women on the role and place of women in leadership and specifically at the Board level.
Read More
WOBN is my “One Stop Shop” for any help I need. I have never been disappointed, there is always someone to respond to my request
Read More
WOBN gave me an opportunity to utilize my business acumen to empower and provide markets and opportunities to Women On Boards Entrepreneurs
Read More

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Latest News

Leading in Uncertain Times: How to Survive and Thrive Through a Crisis
Guest Speaker: Ms. Mary Wamae; Group Executive Director, Equity Group Holdings Plc 22nd May 2020 YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8I_i86X1uQ&t=131s ...
Read More
Networking and Strengthening Board Profiles for Board Positions
Guest Speakers: Ms Rita Kavashe - Managing Director, Isuzu East Africa Ltd and Ms Patricia Ithau - Regional Director East ...
Read More
The Catalytic Power of Competent Femininity in Every Boardroom
Guest Speaker: Ms. Joanne Mwangi-Yelbert - Founder CEO of Professional Marketing Services (PMS) Group 14th August 2020 Summary by Carol ...
Read More
Creating a Personal Support System
Guest Speaker: Ms. Marion Gathoga-Mwangi Managing Director – BOC Gases 18th June 2020 Article written by Carol Chen, How do ...
Read More
Cultivating Deliberate Resilience to Navigate through COVID-19
Guest Speaker: Ms. Zuhura Muro; Managing Director, Lindam Group 8th May 2020 Article written by Carol Chen, Resilience, defined as ...
Read More
What Boards Should be Talking About Now!
1st May 2020. Article written by Carol Chen, At the helm of most companies is a Board whose responsibility is ...
Read More