Become Board Ready: Realising your board potential (2 part webinar)
Date Thursday, 22 April 2021
Time 22 Apr 10:00 - 22 Apr 11:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Full Member
$ 250 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 250 Corporate Member
Basic Member
$ 330 Basic Member
Champion Member
$ 250 Champion Member
Global Member
$ 250 Global Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 21 April 2021


Do you have the skills and experience to contribute to a board, but don't know enough about the role or the recruitment process to position yourself to get there? Are you intrigued by the possibility of leveraging your skills to boards and giving back through directorship, but need to know how your experiences are transferable to the boardroom and where to access the roles. If this sounds like you then this practical and focussed workshop will give you a renewed commitment to taking the additional steps to securing a board or committee roles, or simply putting your action plan into place.

Suited to those considering a first board role or seeking to add a new directorship to their portfolio, this workshop has been developed over many years working with thousands of women seeking a pathway into the boardroom. The topics covered include:

  • About directorship; the role, duties and legal responsibilities of directors
  • Understanding what value you can bring to a board
  • Strategies for including board work in your career and sectors you should target
  • Where to focus your education and professional development efforts
  • Directorship opportunities, market intelligence on board roles and how to apply
  • How to go about your directorship campaign

The workshop is practical, strategic and interactive. Participants are engaged and supported by the Women on Boards team and encouraged to make use of the wider WOB "network of influence".

Suited to people:

  • Thinking about or already on a board
  • Seeking strategic and practical advice
  • Looking for an influential support network
  • Looking at long-term career options

Registration includes:

Two x interactive virtual workshops with slides & handouts, and videos to watch in your own time.
  1. Thursday, 22 April 2021 (10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST)
  2. Thursday , 29 April 2021 (10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST)
You need to attend both dates to complete the workshop.


Ruth Medd: Chair, Women on Boards Australia & Non Executive Director, Women on Boards UK (right)

Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a non executive director since 2000. As well as being Chair of Women on Boards she is chair of Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd (Charley's) and a director of the National Foundation for Australian Women  and the NSW Historic Houses Trust. Some of her former roles are 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.

Claire Braund: Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia & Non Executive Director, Women on Boards UK (left)

Claire is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012 following a career in journalism and public relations. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small business and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors.

Claire is a highly respected facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in the area of board governance, equity and diversity. She is an informed and entertaining MC and presenter and well known for her courage, conviction, compassion and confidence; and as someone who looks for new ideas and opportunities.

In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children.


"Great to have this resource for remote and regional people. Far exceeded expectations and great value for money." 

"Thank you for the opportunity to gain first hand experience of being in the presence of high calibre women who inspire and drive other women who have already achieved career status." 

"Practical, specific, actionable guidance on getting my first board role. I now have the basic knowledge to start applying for board roles. Also fantastic to meet several like-minded women on the course - what a wonderful network!" 

"A wealth of valuable information that is not written anywhere - dynamic, interactive and supportive. I now have clear steps to take to commence my journey."