Develop Your Career


To support our leadership and board-related programs, Women on Boards offers a range of workshops to support your career development.  Some of these are held in partnership with carefully selected external providers. 

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Financial Literacy

Being able to understand the financial accounts of an organisation is an essential skill for board members. You don't need to be a numbers expert or to be deeply familiar with accounting standards and terminology but you do need to have a basic understanding of key elements of a Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss / Income & Expenditure Statement, along with the confidence to ask questions on areas which are not clear or give you cause for concern.

If you want to truly understand the business you oversee, you need to speak the language of financial statements. What gets measured gets done, and what gets noticed gets actioned. 

This workshop will provide you with the tools to understand and speak the language of financial and commercial concepts:
  • Provide a framework for commercial and financial analysis
  • Enhance your ability to understand financial information
  • Identify commercial and financial “red flags”
  • Build the bridge between the Board and operational aspects of your business
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Well worth it! I thoroughly enjoyed the financial literacy workshop. Mike and Anne-Maree did a great job compressing key concepts into an easy-to-digest format. Ignited my interest! Will definitely recommend WOB and your professional development opportunities to my network. Thanks again.

I wanted to let you know that this course was excellent. Mike Hill and Janine Thompson were second to none in their delivery. They provided a lot of information and I especially enjoyed the “war stories” as these were very insightful.

Content was outstanding and very informative. This was exactly the session I have been looking for. I now have a better understanding of the structure and meaning of financial statements, terminology and key warning signs.​

Read Karen Oconnell Shea's workshop review

On Track for Success: Career Management Matters

On Track for Success operates on the basis to help women succeed with their career journey. It encourages critical thinking and thoughtful reflection about your past, including your roles, responsibilities, acquired skills, accomplishments, lessons learned, and the understanding of how you have evolved. It enables participants to fully articulate their goals for the future and leverage accumulated talents. It is practical, prudent, highly interactive, with the case studies and examples selected to suit the background and situation of those attending.

Suited for:
  • Women at earlier career stages, those who are 'stuck' and appear unable to move beyond a certain level
  • Women seeking to develop their career resilience ‐ for example around career breaks
  • Women who want to leverage their experience into adding value to the broader community via a board or committee

Click below to hear Sheena speak about her tips for career success

"I really enjoyed the workshop and it challenged me to think outside the box!"

“Being in the company of effective and inspiring enablers reminded me that the best way to achieve confidence is through competence.” - May Taing (Systems Engineer – Aerospace)

“I enjoyed attending “On track for success” workshop. I personally found the session to be very beneficial. It gave me many great ideas and tools to assist me in my career.” – Laura Venditti-Taylor (Senior Financial Accountant – Corporate)