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Build a board career: Board Kick-Starter
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Date Friday, 21 October 2022
Time 21 Oct 8:45 - 21 Oct 12:15 AEDT
Venue Clayton Utz Level 14, 1 Bligh Street Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 350 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 350 Corporate Member
Basic Member
$ 440 Basic Member
Champion Member
$ 350 Champion Member
Premium Member
$ 350 Premium Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Thursday, 20 October 2022

Board Kick-Starter

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

This half day 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 accessible 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.

Workshop inclusions

One face-to-face session with comprehensive slides + video presentations, case studies and reading to access in your own time. Morning tea will be provided.

Attend the Director Lunch 

Continue to build your board network by attending the Director Lunch which is being held after the workshop.  Hear from Penny Winn who will discuss her ASX NED career learnings.  Register here to attend.
NB: Registration at the luncheon is not included in the workshop fee.

With thanks to our Corporate host:  
 

PRESENTERS

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.

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.


Testimonials

"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."