Personal Career Management: Personal Career Management
Date Tuesday, 04 April 2023
Time 04 Apr 12:00 - 04 Apr 13:30 AEST
Venue F2F / Virtual National Australia
Note Prices below are early bird prices. These prices will end on 10 Feb 17:00
Pricing Full Member
$ 2640 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 2640 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 2640 Premium Member
$ 3040 Non-Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Friday, 31 March 2023

Curious?  Attend our FREE Information Session on 31 January

Early Bird Registration closes 10 February (register early and save $400)

Book before Develop your understanding around what counts in managing your career from a strategic perspective, how to exercise influence and why you need self-awareness and clarity around your career narrative. Support yourself to dig deep and align your passion and purpose with your career plan.  Thrive at work and in life — regardless of what the future holds.

"Employees want to be seen, valued, and listened to. They want equity, dignity, security, balance, flexibility, and autonomy. They expect opportunities for growth, learning, meaningful contribution, and fulfillment. "April Rinne, HBR August 2022 'Stop Offering Career Ladders. Start Offering Career Portfolios.' 

Offered as a hybrid program with two days face-to-face (livestreaming option available) and three virtual sessions, Personal Career Management is highly interactive and features a suite of templates, tools and approaches that can be applied wherever you are on your career journey.

Suited to women at various stages of their career-life, regardless of their role or sector. For example (but not limited to):

  • women who are looking to a career ‘change in direction’, but are not quite sure of the ‘how’ or the ‘what’;
  • women who may have been passed over for advancement due to a perception they are 'not ready';
  • women resuming their career role following a career break;
  • women who feel stuck in management roles who need to overcome speed humps that have slowed their progress to more senior roles;
  • women seeking to affirm or re-affirm they are doing the right things to effectively manage and ‘future proof’ their careers; &
  • women in a transition phase and moving to a portfolio career.

Program Outline

The PCM program contains eight modules run over five sessions. It offers:

  • A minimum of 16 hours of face-to-face and virtual learning with our expert and qualified presenters
  • A one hour personal mentoring session
  • Program drinks & dinner at a Melbourne venue
  • Guest speakers and panellists.
  • 24-hour access to additional resources, tools and templates via our online learning platform.
Download the WOB Personal Career Management Program Outline

2023 Program Dates

Session 1 | Tuesday 4 April | 12noon - 1:30pm AEST via ZOOM
Session 2 | Thursday 27 April  | 9:00am - 5:30pm AEST in Melbourne CBD & livestream
Cohort dinner | Thursday 27 April | 6:00pm - 9:00pm in Melbourne
Session 3 | Friday 28 April  | 9:00 am - 1:00pm AEST in Melbourne CBD & livestream
Session 4 | Thursday 11 May | Individual participant presentations via ZOOM
Session 5 | Thursday 18 May | 12noon - 1:30pm AEST via ZOOM

Program Fees


Early Bird

register before 10 Feb 2023

Full Registration

Full, Premium & Corporate

$2,640 $3,040
Non Member $3,040 $3,340
Group Discount* $2,500 pp $2,885 pp

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Minimum group of three. Contact angela@womenonboards.org.au to organise a group discount. 

Program Presenters

Claire Braund

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd 
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia 
President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director & Governance Committee Chair, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

Claire is a former journalist who co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012.  Leads the Australian team and is a highly experiened presenter, MC and facilitator.  Non-Executive Director roles on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors. Known as a woman of courage, conviction, compassion and confidence, Claire has been a long-term and effective advocate for gender balance in board and leadership roles. A Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK in 2011, travelling to all three countries and interviewing 63 business leaders, Chairs and Non-Executive Directors. Claire looks for new ideas and opportunities in everything she does and has a deep and abiding commitment to social justice, particularly in the area of housing affordability.

Sheena Wilson

Deputy Chair, Herron Todd White
Executive Career Coach
Founding Director, Parents on Leave

Sheena is a highly accomplished business leader, talent executive and accredited career coach, with multi-disciplinary experience on a global scale. She is also a professional Non-Executive Director and Foundation Trustee, and Director and Co-Founder of Parents on Leave Pty Ltd. Sheena is Deputy Chair of a large professional services firm, and Chairs the Board’s People, Performance, Nominations and Governance Committee. She is a Mentor and Leadership Consultant for Women on Boards Australia; a member of the Nominations Committee for Basketball Australia; and coaches Board members and executives from multiple sectors in Australia and internationally. Sheena’s international business career included many years working overseas at The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) where she was a member of the firm’s global Operating Committee. She was BNY Mellon’s Head of HR - International for five years; CEO of BNY Mellon India for three years; and Global Head of Talent Strategy for five years. She is an international award-winning expert in Inclusion & Diversity; and has worked on the ‘people aspects’ of many M&A deals globally. Sheena has lived and worked extensively in Australia, New Zealand, India, the USA and Europe in a range of sectors: Banking & Finance; Management Consulting; Engineering; Social Enterprises and Higher Education among others.

Mariette Rups-Donnelly

Director, Powerhouse Presentation
Senior Executive Coach
Speaker - Influence, Presence, Presentation

Mariette has taken her years of experience as a leading actor and teacher of actors and combined it with an astute business understanding to create programs that go to the core of presence, presentation skills and business performance. She draws her expertise from a national and international career as a leading Actor/Singer in major theatrical productions and as a teacher in some of Australia’s foremost acting institutions including NIDA, WAAPA, Uni of Western Sydney and The Actor’s Centre. Through her company Powerhouse Presentation, she runs a wide variety of one on one programs, and customised workshops for executives and corporations and is particularly valued for her understanding of how to use language, voice and body for maximum impact.

 Gillian McFee

Independent Co-op Advisor, Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL)
Board member, Kudos Services
Board member, Barnados Australia

Gillian is a change-maker who applies a unique mix of leadership and strategic capacity with deep operational experience to help people and organisations navigate change. Gillian’s career focus has been on transforming health and community services to be more person-centered and accountable. She has developed a keen interest in the benefits of the co-operative and mutual business model, appreciating its potential to lift the quality of human services. Prior to establishing a consulting business, Gillian was CEO of UnitingCare Ageing one of Australia’s largest health and aged care providers.

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