Global Operating Principles

The WEoB Network

Women Execs on Boards (WEoB) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) business association incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA.  WEoB allows its members to network, share information, opportunities, resources, and education, and support each other. While our members will likely be in competitive or complementary industries or environments, we are committed to a common mission, vision, and values that we believe should increase the number of women on corporate boards.

Political Participation

WEoB is a non-partisan business organization.  While we have no specific party affiliation or political agenda, the political issues affecting corporations, organizations, and civil society are of paramount concern for all our members. WEoB encourages its members to adopt a non-partisan viewpoint when engaged and participating in WEoB activities.  On occasion, it will be in the best interest of our organization to contact legislators on behalf of our members to push forward, support, and advocate for legislation and regulation that favors our mission, vision, and values.

Community Involvement

WEoB involvement provides our members with a platform for showcasing skills, competencies, networks, and personal resources and developing leadership skills. Member involvement and leadership strengthen our organizational capabilities and foster a culture that deepens member commitment. Member involvement builds enduring relationships in the WEoB community that will benefit the WEoB community and members alike.


We expect members to respect the confidentiality of all discussions within our network unless a request is made explicitly for sharing an opinion or quoting a point of view. Our calls are recorded, but these are only made available for members' convenience and are not to be shared outside the network.  

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Statement

At Women Execs on Boards, diversity, equity, and inclusion represent all our identities and differences, collectively and as individuals. 

We believe that DE&I is not just a moral imperative but critical for sustainable performance and improving our lives and work. 

We partner with other stakeholders and allies that similarly support and create environments that attract, develop, and retain exceptional talent regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, socio-economic status, cognitive ability, or communication styles. 

We encourage members to support each other in any way they can, regardless of their differences. Quite simply, we believe that we are stronger together.


Purpose: This protocol is designed to ensure effective and secure communication within our WhatsApp community. All members are expected to adhere to these guidelines to maintain a positive and respectful environment.

  1. Membership and Joining: Only authorized administrators can invite new members. New members must adhere to the community's purpose and guidelines. Non-members may be removed to maintain the community's relevance.
  2. Communication Etiquette: Respectful and inclusive language is mandatory. Content is board or professionally related. Avoid spamming the group with unrelated content. Use appropriate emojis and stickers, keeping in mind the community's tone.
  3. Privacy and Security: Do not share sensitive personal information within the group. Report any suspicious activity or unauthorized access immediately to the Network Director (Sara). Be cautious about clicking on external links and verify their authenticity.
  4. Content Sharing: Share content relevant to the community's purpose. Respect copyright laws; give credit when sharing content from external sources. Ensure that shared media aligns with community standards.
  5. Group Administration: Group Admins are Group Co-Leaders. Admins are responsible for enforcing guidelines and resolving conflicts. Group decisions and changes should be communicated transparently by Admins. Community Admins are WEoB staff. Only Community Admins have the right to remove members violating community guidelines.
  6. Conflict Resolution: Address conflicts privately, if possible. Report disruptive behavior to admins promptly. Admins will mediate and take necessary actions to resolve conflicts.
  7. Updates and Announcements: Important community updates will be shared by admins. Members should check group announcements regularly for updates.
  8. Respect Local Laws and Regulations: Members are expected to adhere to local laws and regulations. Avoid sharing content that may violate legal standards.
  9. Review and Amendments: The protocol will be reviewed periodically for relevance. Amendments may be proposed and discussed among community members.

Conclusion: By joining and participating in this WhatsApp community, members agree to abide by these guidelines. Violations may result in removal from the community. The purpose is to foster a positive and secure space for all members.