Build Boardroom Capability: Why a mentor is your secret to getting ahead
Date Monday, 25 October 2021
Time 25 Oct 12:00 - 25 Oct 13:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Monday, 25 October 2021

What do Julia Gillard AC, David Gonski AC and Mia Freedman have in common? Aside from their contributions to public life and professional success, each had a mentor to guide them to the top of their respective fields.

Many senior men and women attest to the importance of mentors to achieving professional success and personal satisfaction. Mentors allows you to tap the experience of someone who has faced similar challenges or circumtances and provide a guiding hand to assist you develop strategies to navigate your pathway. Many successful directors have mentors, many obtained through the WOB mentoring program.

In this live virtual workshop Claire Braund and Ruth Jones (WOB's My Mentor Manager) will discuss how a mentor will support your journey to (and in) the boardroom.

PS/ The mentors to Julia Gillard, David Gonski AC and Mia Freedman were Joan Kirner AC (dec), the Honourable Justice Kim Santow AO (dec) and Poppy King!

Read about the value of the WOB Mentoring program here.

Claire Braund - Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia 

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 Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.

Ruth Jones - My Mentor Manager, Women on Boards Australia

Ruth has an extensive background leading national and international non-profit organizations in Australia and the USA. For 10 years, based in Seattle, USA, she was CEO of the Social Venture Partners Network, the largest network of engaged donors operating globally. Before this, Ruth held senior roles at Community Foundations of Canada and Philanthropy Australia. In her personal capacity, Ruth is a director of two non-profits -  the Ten20 Foundation and Abbotsford Convent Foundation - and a member of Social Venture Partners Melbourne. For six years she was a director of Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support, a USA non-profit operating internationally.