Help us shape the future of Personal Boardroom

Last week, co-founders Amanda Scott and I decided to release Personal Boardroom’s intellectual property and our tools so that anyone can use them. That means everyone: any trainer or facilitator working with a group on topics like network-building, career management…

Women are less likely than men to build a strategic network with inside support and outside insight

We hear about the pay gap between men and women. We hear about the leadership gap at the top of organisations. But what about the network gap?

How to elevate your women and benefit your business – Personal Boardroom webinars

Does your company have a target for advancing women to senior levels? Is it possible that your women are being held back by the network gap? Personal Boardroom research identified the existence of a network gap between men and women….

Navigating a post-vote pre-Brexit world: Here’s how

The British people have just voted in a period of unprecedented uncertainty. People in power will have to decide what the future looks like. Everyone else is wondering how this is going to impact their livelihoods, their jobs and their…

Personal Boardroom at the Wavelength Connect programme 2016

  A visualisation of Zella’s talk at On Your Marks, a kick-off event for the Connect programme for senior leaders. Go Team Network!

Personal Boardroom at the Inspiring Women in Business 2015

  The Inspiring Women in Business Conference on Thursday, 19 November 2015 included a panel on the Personal Boardroom. Zella King (second from right in photo) described how we originated the concept, and Celia Pronto, board member of the world’s…

Zella King in conversation with the IoD

On 2 December 2015, Dr Zella King, Co-Founder of Personal Boardroom was in conversation with Tom Christie-Miller at the Institute of Directors. Addressing a group of around 40 IoD members, Zella told the story of where the idea for Personal Boardroom…

Sexism in the Valley

In a recent post I discussed Sexism in the City. Now Schumpeter at the Economist has provided evidence for a similar problem in Silicon Valley, where there is a clear leadership gap in tech. Half of American’s publicly traded tech…

Who to keep when restructuring: networks matter

Guest post from Amanda Scott We’ve seen this story so many times: A 30-year-old manufacturing company in Ireland is acquired by a global business. To survive under the umbrella of the larger business, the company is expected to restructure. New jobs…

Women’s problem is their weaker networks

In response to the Financial Times’ feature on Sexism and the City, published on 19 January, Zella King, Co-founder of Personal Boardroom, wrote a letter to the paper which was published on 20 January 2015. Text of letter: Efforts to increase the number…