Become Board Ready: Marketplace for Directors: Not-For-Profit Boards
Date Monday, 01 June 2020
Time 01 Jun 12:00 - 01 Jun 13:00
Venue Webinar Webinar Webinar
Pricing Full member
$ 155 Full member
Corporate member
$ 155 Corporate member
Global member
$ 155 Global member
$ 155 Champion
Basic member
$ 245 Basic member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Monday, 01 June 2020

Interested in gaining a position on a not-for-profit board?

Join WOB directors, Ruth Medd and Claire Braund, in this two session webinar series focussed on NFP organisations, their governance and the challenges facing the sector.

The series will include practical information on how and where to access NFP 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 NFP sector from the comfort of your home or office and increase your opportunities to be successful for selection to NFP 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:      Monday 1 June 2020 @ 12noon (AEST)

​Session 2:      Thursday 11 June 2020 @ 12noon (AEST)


and covers:

  • Why serve on a not-for-profit board?
  • Governance structures of not-for-profit bodies.
  • Challenges in the not-for-profit sector.
  • What skills are in demand for not-for-profit boards.
  • The process by which you obtain a not-for-profit board role.
  • What you can bring to the table.
  • Starter due diligence.
  • Tips when applying for vacancies.



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

Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who uses her high level advocacy skills to lead Women on Boards in Australia. 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 Women's Club and the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.

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.


Shauna Jarrett

Shauna is currently a Director of Force Majeure theatre dance company, Seton Villa, providing residential care for women with an intellectual disability and is a Trustee on the Board of the Australian Museum. 

She has been a NSW Law Society Councillor, including Vice President (1999-2007): Chair (2008-2010) and Director (2000-2010) of PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Centre); Director Law Cover P/L group of companies (2006-2007); NSW Council of Law Reporting (2000 – 2007); NSW Women Lawyers (2004-2007) including Vice President (2006-2007). This background has enabled her to develop experience in the governance of philanthropic foundations, trusts and Not-for-profit organisations and effecting strategic change in complex, political environments.

Annette Ruhotas

Annette is Founder & Principal Consultant of Be The Change Consulting Group, a trusted ESG Social advisory, project management, facilitation and coaching practice. Her diverse career spans executive leadership positions in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, the UK and the South Pacific. Her expertise includes corporate foundations, corporate social responsibility, corporate-charity partnerships, community development, sustainability, stakeholder engagement, business operations, project & construction management. She is Chair, NED and Advisor for a number of organisations. Annette holds qualification in B. Civil Engineering (Hons.) and B. Secondary Teaching (Science) with Distinction.