The Women on Boards team invites you to join us to find out about all things WOB during an informal and fact filled information webinar. Designed as a taster for those of you who may not have had much to do with WOB before, the webinar is a great way to gain an idea of what Women on Boards does and how we can assist you - wherever you are in your boardroom journey.
This is a great opportunity for you to hear from WOB Chair, Ruth Medd and Executive Director, Claire Braund.
We would love for you to join us!
Chair, Women on Boards Australia & Non Executive Director, Women on Boards UK
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.
Executive Director WOB Australia, Non Executive Director WOB Pty Ltd, Deputy Chair Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Claire is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012 following a career in journalism and public relations. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small business and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors.
Claire is a highly respected facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in the area of board governance, equity and diversity. She is an informed and entertaining MC and presenter and well known for her courage, conviction, compassion and confidence; and as someone who looks for new ideas and opportunities.
In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children.
Comments from past participants:
"Thank you for a wonderful presentation! Your enthusiasm, drive and commitment has given me the pick-me-up I needed. I look forward to attending a couple of the workshops to sink my teeth into the opportunities available."
"Claire's presentation was refreshingly motivating, and I was energised by her passionate commitment to be of support to other women and help push the boundaries of what seems impossible. I will see you at a WOB event soon!"