The Board Walk is an initiative that has been created to nurture the development of aspiring directors who are currently in senior management positions helping them to unlock their future potential. It aims to expose these individuals to existing directors (both executive and non-executive) and partners during an interactive networking breakfast to encourage meaningful engagement and dialogue.
While The Board Walk paints the picture of a promenade or walkway, it holds the underlying meaning of the bridge that an aspiring director needs to cross to become “Board-ready”, as well as the journey that needs to be embarked upon.
As they take their first steps down this path of opportunity, these aspiring directors will benefit from those already sitting in the higher echelons of corporate South Africa to offer their guidance and share their insights and challenges.
Business and other leaders will be invited to host a table of between eight and ten people. The responsibility of the host will be to impart knowledge, experience and words of wisdom to the table, while directing the conversation. The topics can be either specific or general as the host and the table pleases. Attendees will rotate tables twice during the breakfast, while the hosts remain at their tables.
Business Engage is an exciting and inventive South African based organisation at the forefront of strategic thinking on gender mainstreaming in the private sector. The aim of Business Engage is to enable individuals (both men and women) and companies to maximise their growth and profits through its diverse offerings that include networking, mentorship, training, collaboration, entrepreneurship development and support.