Getting your Board CV right can be difficult and time-consuming, requiring considerable thought and focus. In fact, many people are still caught in the mindset of creating a Board CV that looks like a traditional resume for a corporate role instead of one that signals they are ready for the boardroom.
The key purpose of a Board CV is to get you noticed by those involved in the selection process and highlight what value you will bring to the board or committee.
Learning outcomes from this workshop:
- A clearer understanding of your board related competencies and the value you will bring to a board.
- Greater awareness of how to express your technical and transferable skills and experience.
- Clarity on the structure, format, and language of a CV.
- Tips on what boards are looking for and how to reflect these in your CV and in an interview.
- A Board CV that you can either continue to refine or take to someone to polish.
- One x 2.5 hour virtual workshop with slides and helpful handouts (max 12 participants)
- Two x 15 minute videos (Your Board CV Fundamentals & Your Board Key Mistakes & Case Studies) to watch in your own time.
- A 1 hour follow-up virtual session to review your progress. (Wednesday 28 July, 12noon to 1pm AEST)
Ruth Medd FCPA
Chair, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Chair, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Health and Sciences Institute Pty Ltd
Chair, Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd
Trustee, NSW Historic Houses Trust
Board Member, National Foundation for Australian Women
Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.
Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Deputy President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd
Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium (of Music), a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women's Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.