The NETWORK has announced that it is organising an event entitled "Women on Boards" on Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 19:00 - 22:00 at Arendt & Medernach (41 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-2082 Luxembourg-Kirchberg).

In Luxembourg, just 22% of board members are women.

Women and girls are key agents of development and change. Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is vital to building fair, inclusive, prosperous, and peaceful societies everywhere.

Studies have shown that companies with women on boards of directors have greater corporate social responsibility, higher board attendance and awareness. Yet, the valuable potential of women is still being underused on many boards of directors. How can we increase the proportion of competent and dedicated women on the boards of directors of companies to bolster its effectiveness?

Rita Knott, Managing Director of the International Female Board Pool Initiative in Luxembourg will share her observations and learnings accompanying many female board candidates over the last eleven years.

This interactive workshop will guide attendees towards the first or next steps in their search for a suitable board mandate, be it on a commercial, public or non-profit board.

About the speaker

Rita has 26 years of experience in the Luxembourg financial industry, whereof eleven years as a board of management member and HR Director and seven years as “conducting officer”, one of the two managers answerable to the State Bank Supervisor CSSF and responsible for all transactions of the Bank and Secretary of the Board of Directors. She has been an accomplished executive and team coach since 2006 and co-founded the international coaching company SineMuris Ltd. in London in 2011. Because of Brexit, SineMuris GmbH has been opened in Berlin beginning 2019 where Rita is one of the two managing directors and shareholders. Rita has a person-centred approach and it is her passion to accompany leaders and teams in achieving higher performance and efficiency particularly in change processes. Through her long-time experience within multicultural environments, she enjoys working in different cultural contexts and geographical areas, in executive and in team coaching settings as well as in organisational development. She became a reference also for the board of directors and executive coaching/mentoring as well as other development programs like the Female Board Pool and Cross-Mentoring Program for Leadership Development in Luxembourg and other European countries over the last years. Rita holds a diploma in coaching and Supervision from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt/Germany (2003-2006).

To register to attend (cost €20; members free), see