A network with a difference

A key difference of WOB is that we welcome people at all career ages and stages.
We seek to include anyone interested in, or already serving on boards
and committees in our ever-expanding global network.

Join a league of extraordinary women

Women on Boards is a thriving network. It includes extraordinary women who embody the principle of reciprocity and come together to ensure that WOB remains a global leader in supporting women into board and leadership roles.

Key to our success is our invitation to anyone to be part of WOB. We are inclusive and welcoming. Our team supports all women on their board and leadership journey and celebrates their success.

Since 2006  we have worked hard to improve gender balance on boards and in leadership roles across Australasia. With some degree of success.

Our Vision

Since our inception in 2006, WOB’s vision has been to increase the number of women on boards and in leadership roles to achieve a gender balance of 40:40:20 - 40 per cent women, 40 per cent men and 20 per cent of either, or other genders. We welcome the fact that many other advocacy groups have since adopted our founding vision.

We actively advocate for cultural diversity on boards and seek to raise awareness and create opportunities for culturally diverse women to connect, network and interact with decision makers.

As part of this, we aggregates diversity statistics. The group’s Boad Diversity Index records the progress of women onto boards across 15 sectors of the economy since 2010.

Why Join WOB?

WOB Membership is open to all. It's free to register as a Basic member, with a fee to join as a Full member. You can also join in both the UK and Australia under a Premium membership.  

Advantages of membership include:

  • Access to full details of all board & committee positions on our Vacancy Board
  • Support when applying for board roles
  • Access to WOBShare, our member-only online community
  • Up to 30% discount on WOB events & workshops
  • Access to free member only events, such as WOBChat
  • Information & resources to assist and motivate you
We also promise to inform, support, connect, mentor and encourage you in your directorship and career journey.

Click here to see the benefits of taking a membership of WOB

Professional Development and Networking

WOB delivers workshop and events to support your board and leadership journey. Delivery is a via mix of online, face to face and on-demand (virtual, self-paced) learning.

WOB also offers a Women in Leadership program, full-service mentoring and a special director-led peer-to-peer support program to accelerate women into Australian Securities Exchange board roles, known as WOBSX.

MME_Brighton-Hall_Rhonda-(1).jpg "I appreciate the work you do. You've done so well for so long. One of the really impactful constants in a sea of imitative de jour.”
Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder mwah.live, Chair of FlexCareers, Director of the Australian Human Resource Institute, HR Leader of the Year and Telstra Business Woman of the Year, former head of culture, diversity, talent, leadership and learning at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.