The initiative of Women on Board is a non-profit association created by five women dedicated to promoting female access to directorship roles within Belgian enterprises (public and private). Set up in December 2009, Women on Board has now achieved its primary goals:

  • to create a pool of talented women ready to take up board positions,
  • to facilitate access to this pool for Belgian enterprises searching for female directors.

The purpose of this website is to network all parties interested in this initiative, with a view to extending its reach. Discover our corporate video!


Our aim is for all our members to share our vision and values and to act as Women on Board ambassadors.


We respect and interact with people from different backgrounds, benefiting from their skills and experience. 

We adapt to different cultural contexts/environments and to best practices in the field of diversity.

Ethics and integrity

We are very much aware of professional, ethical and legal requirements and behave accordingly.

The way we operate is consistent with expressed principles.

We are transparent and honest in our dealings with others.

We put general interest before own interest and stand by our decisions.


We show a deep understanding for the values and motives of others and communicate effectively and concisely, with a focus on building trust.

For us, “empathy” is a form of social awareness, important for developing a moral sense.




We build commitment by regularly communicating our vision and objectives.

We promote initiatives aimed at sharing our vision throughout organisations.

We build bridges between members to exchange expertise, stimulating cross-fertilization.

Make it happen

We create a “can do” climate, demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude by proposing initiatives and making them happen.

We translate ideas into workable solutions contributing to achieve our goals.

We consider new ideas and are willing to try out different approaches involving unconventional paths.