The Women on Boards Network was officially launched on 9th April, 2014. It is an initiative aimed at promoting and encouraging women into Board leadership. The Network therefore provides a platform that brings together women from diverse fields and ranks; facilitate those already sitting on Boards to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities, and up skill and prepare for the boardroom those women who are already in senior leadership roles, but are not yet sitting on any boards.It therefore seeks to support the enhancement of leadership skills in women so as to increase the diversity on Boards. This is in recognition of the fact that the number of women sitting on Boards is still very low, not just in Kenya but across the world. The initiative therefore seeks to ensure that the next generation of board members is more diverse and better balanced from a gender perspective with the aim of improving the effectiveness of corporate boards now and in the future.