Give your board & committee aspirations a kick start
Whether you are starting out, stuck in a rut or seeking new board opportunities, this workshop is guaranteed to get you moving. How do we know? Years of WOB members telling us it was our Getting Started program that did, in fact, get them started!
"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!" - GS Workshop Participant
Held across two interactive online sessions (75 minutes each) this workshop brings real clarity around why adding board work to your portfolio of activities can enrich your employment opportunities, enable you to maximise your significant skills, and experience and support you to realise personal goals.
We use a combination of live virtual sessions and tools and resources you access in your own time via our online training platform to keep you engaged and focussed on the outcome of securing your first or additional board or committee role. Areas covered include:
- The roles and requirements of a good board member.
- Where to focus your education and PD efforts.
- How a director adds real value to a board.
- Director assessment and sectors you can target.
- What are boards looking for and what you can expect.
- Case studies on directors duties and lessons learned.
- Personal stories on how I achieved a board role.
- Your personal action plan.
The workshop is practical, strategic and interactive. Participants are engaged and supported by the WOB team and encouraged to connect with each other during the program and beyond.
It is particularly suited to those who are:
- At any stage of their career and contemplating 'what next?'
- Wondering how their skills and experience would serve a board or committee?
- Seeking guidance on how to get started or where to look for roles.
- Unsure of how to articulate their value to a board or committee.
- Looking for a strategic pathway to the boardroom.
Two live virtual sessions with comprehensive slides + video presentations, case studies and reading to access in your own time.
- Thursday, 19 August 2021 (11.00 am - 12.15 am AEST)
- Thursday, 26 August 2021 (11.00 am - 12.15 am AEST)
It is advisable that you attend both dates, but the session is recorded and you can catch up if you miss one.
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.
"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."