The Women on Boards team invites you to join us to find out about all things WOB during an informal and fact filled information evening. Designed as a taster for those of you who may not have attended an event before, the evening will be 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 meet Ruth Medd, Executive Chair and Claire Braund, Executive Director of Women on Boards and members of the unique Women on Boards network, from across sectors and industries.
You are welcome to arrive from 5.30pm and there will be a 30 minute presentation at 6:00pm covering everything you might want to know about what Women on Boards does and most importantly, how we can help you with your board aspirations. This will be followed by Q&A and the evening will conclude with time for relaxed conversation and any follow up questions over a glass of wine and nibbles.
We would love to see you there!
Ruth Medd and Claire Braund, founders of Women on Boards
(leaning right) 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.
(leaning left) 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, the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.
Comments from past participants:
"Thank you for a wonderful presentation last night! 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."
"I must say that the introductory evening was quite an eye opener! 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 again at another WOB event soon!"