Become Board Ready: Sports Boards
Date Thursday, 09 September 2021
Time 09 Sep 12:00 - 09 Sep 13:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Full member
$ 155 Full member
Corporate member
$ 155 Corporate member
Premium member
$ 155 Premium member
$ 155 Champion
Basic member
$ 245 Basic member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Thursday, 09 September 2021

Have the Olympics inspired you to gain a position on a sports board?

Join WOB director, Claire Braund and WOB COO, Nicole Donegan, in this two session webinar series focussed on Sporting organisations, their governance and the challenges facing the sector.

The series will include practical information on how and where to access Sports board roles, how to pitch and what to do when you gain a role.

This is a great way to expand your knowledge of the Sporting sector from the comfort of your home or office and increase your opportunities to be successful for selection to Sports boards.

The registration fee of $155 for WOB full members and $245 for basic members covers the two webinars, with all broadcasts available to participants after the event.

The online webinar is split into two x 1 hour sessions:

​Session 1:      Thursday 9 September 2021 @ 12noon (AEST)

​Session 2:      Thursday 16 September 2021 @ 12noon (AEST)


and covers:

  • Why serve on a sports board?
  • Governance structures of sporting bodies.
  • Challenges in the sport sector.
  • What skills are in demand for sports boards.
  • The process by which you obtain a sports board role.
  • What you can bring to the table.
  • Starter due diligence.
  • Tips when applying for vacancies.


Claire Braund

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.

Nicole Donegan

Cheif Operating Officer, Women on Boards
Non Executive Director, Triathlon Australia

Nicole is an experienced general manager, business adviser and owner and board member who has diverse industry and leadership expertise, spanning government, association management, not for profit, tertiary education, retail and professional services sectors. Based in Melbourne, Nicole joins WOB to enhance the subscriber journey, support business growth and manage strategic initiatives.