Personal Career Management: Personal Career Management 2024
Date Friday, 19 April 2024
Time 19 Apr 12:00 - 24 May 13:30 AEST
Venue F2F / Virtual National Australia
Note Prices below are early bird prices. These prices will end on 31 Jan 17:00
Pricing Full Member
$ 2750 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 2750 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 2750 Premium Member
$ 3163 Non-Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Friday, 12 April 2024

Do you want to build your own career scaffold, not climb one built by someone else?

Curate your career using a portfolio approach? 

Craft your own plan on a page?

Our Personal Career Management program will support you to dig deep and align your purpose and values with your career goals, understand what counts in managing your career from a strategic perspective and build self-awareness and clarity around your career narrative.

Read more about the program.


2024 Program Dates

Offered as a hybrid program with two days face-to-face and three virtual sessions on the dates below.

Session 1 | Friday 19 April | 12noon - 1:30pm AEST via ZOOM
Session 2 | Thursday 2 May  | 9:00am - 5:30pm in Sydney CBD 
Cohort dinner | Thursday 2 May | 6:00pm - 9:00pm in Sydney
Session 3 | Friday 3 May  | 9:00 am - 4:00pm in Sydney CBD 
Session 4 | Friday 17 May | Individual participant presentations via ZOOM
Session 5 | Friday 24 May | 12noon - 1:30pm AEST via ZOOM

Download the 2024 Program Outline

Program Fees


Early Bird

Register before 31 Jan 2024

Full Registration

Full, Premium & Corporate

$2,750 $3,300
Members employed by NFP* $2,475 $2,970
Non Member $3,163 $3,823
Group Discount** $2,613 pp $3,135 pp

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Must be Full, Premium or Corporate Members of Women on Boards and employed by (as opposed to serving on the board of) a registered Not for Profit company.

** Minimum group of three. Contact angela@womenonboards.org.au to discuss your group discount. 

Program Presenters & Mentors

Claire Braund

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd 
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia 
President, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Deputy 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

Chair, Women on Boards 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.

Catherine Brown GAICD PCDAA   

Director, Parents on Leave
Non-Executive Director, Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

Catherine is a leading Human Resources executive with over 30 years of experience in HR and Consulting. She has held executive HR roles in diverse sectors including Professional Services, Mining and Manufacturing, and Higher Education, and has extensive experience leading global teams and working both in Australia and the UK. Catherine brings to the table sound judgment, pragmatism, deep knowledge of contemporary HR and Talent practices, all honed in highly complex operating environments. She has built her own successful businesses in the consulting and retail environments as well as service in the British Royal Navy where she was instrumental in designing and implementing the Royal Navy’s first centre to deliver counselling and support services to Naval staff and their families. Catherine is a Mentor and an accredited Executive Coach, and until recently, led the Executive Talent and Capability function for the University of Melbourne. She is committed to assisting others to achieve their career aspirations and goals and was a panel judge on one of the professional services sector’s first Diversity and Inclusion programs for women.







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