WOB has always maintained that there is a 'board for everyone' and many women are surprised to hear how many boards are open to younger people. Some boards even have policies requiring a certain percentage to be under 30 or 40 - it all depends on their focus and the members / stakeholders the organisation is serving.
You are invited to join us at The Women's Club in Sydney on 18 October to hear more. You will also see the value of the WOB wider network in terms of your leadership aspirations and mentoring opportunities. It is not for nothing that we call WOB 'the league of extraordinary women'.
Guest Speaker: Parrys Raines
Parrys is an environmental educator, writer/blogger, film maker, public speaker and environmental law student. She has worked with and has been an Youth Ambassador for many different organisations working to protect the environment, animals and people.
Parrys is the Non-executive Director of Future Business Council, the International Advisor Board Member of POP Movement and an Advisory Board Member on the Sustainable Innovation Forum with UNEP and the Climate Action Program UK. She is studying law and aims to use law as an instrument for social change.
In 2009, aged 14, Parrys launched her environmental educational website (www.climategirl.com.au). She aims to build it into a global platform for young people to share information, connect and support each other.
Parrys is a three time Australian Representative to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and was a key note speaker at three environmental conferences (Norway, South Korea and Java) where she spoke about her climate change work. She was also asked to run workshops in South Korea and Java. She was a team member of the Plastiki expedition and a Partner and Australian Representative for the International Youth Accord on Biodiversity.
Parrys has met, worked, learnt and developed relationships with high achieving individuals from CEO’s of large corporations and NGO’s, politicians, United Nations, journalists, world renowned environmentalists, celebrities, sport stars, adventurers, teachers and students. She has completed leadership training with former US Vice President Al Gore and the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
We would love to see long-term WOB members bringing their daughters, colleagues and guests to what promises to be a great night in!
Any queries please call us on 02 4321 0100 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org