Member Only Events: A VIRTUAL way to meet, network, share and learn

Sadly, this event is now full. Please contact Women on Boards if you would like to add your name to the wait list. Or you can look at attending an alternative event in your area

Date Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Time 30 Sep 17:00 - 30 Sep 18:00
Venue GoToMeeting Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 30 September 2020

WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session designed to fill the current void. We’ll provide a facilitated, friendly environment for members to meet, network, share and learn - online.

It will be a relaxed and informal session with an agile agenda around the following:

  • meet others in the network (with attendee details provided post WOBChat for you to follow up);
  • ask questions;
  • practice your pitch (& get feedback);
  • get comfortable with your virtual presentation;
  • topical issues driven by attendees around governance, the impacts of COVID-19 and board journeys;
  • meet special guests;
  • build your confidence; and
  • meet new members in other states. 
WOBChat is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Full, Corporate, Global Members and Champions.

Special guest: Victoria Weekes

Chair, Australian Gender Equality Council; 
Council Member, State Library of NSW; 
Chair, NSW Treasury Audit and Risk Committee;
Chair, OnePath Custodians Limited;
Non Executive Director & Deputy Chair, Sydney Local Health District,
Non Executive Director & Deputy Chair SGCH Group;
Non Executive Director, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia)

Victoria is a professional non executive director and independent business advisor. Victoria has over 30 years experience in the investment and financial services industries in senior management and advisory roles working with major listed companies. Having held senior roles in both the private and public sector, Victoria has led a number of large-scale change programs for major organisations.

Victoria has been a vocal advocate for gender equality in the financial services sector over a number of years and was the inaugural Chair of the Women in FINSIA Committee. Victoria led the development of Finsia’s gender equality campaign, through critical industry research on attitudes to gender equality (the Gender Divide Survey) acknowledged as a key platform for driving awareness and change. With Victoria’s leadership Finsia produced the world first video series “The Lightbulb Moments”, where leaders share their personal stories on why gender diversity is a critical priority for business and founded “Bring Our Daughters to Work Day.

Victoria has worked closely with organisations like the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Women on Boards (WOB), the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the Male Champions of Change, the AICD and the Governance Institute on gender diversity initiatives and events. Victoria played a key role in the campaign to retain the WGEA reporting standards on gender equality when under threat of repeal. Victoria led FINSIA’s work with WOB to develop best practice reporting guidelines on measures for gender diversity performance. Victoria also devotes significant time mentoring women in the industry.


  • Dial-in-details to be provided upon registration.
  • WOBChat will be run through GoToMeeting, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone.