Succeed in the boardroom: WOBChat
Date Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Time 09 Feb 17:00 - 09 Feb 18:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 09 February 2022

WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session usually for WOB members, but occasionally for the wider network. It's 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 to encourage you to: 
  • meet others in the network (with attendee details provided post WOBChat for you to follow up);
  • ask questions;
  • meet special guests; and
  • meet new members in other states
This event is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Full, Corporate, Global Members and Champions.

Let's Chat about your Board aspirations in 2022

"The year 2021 brought us more change, ambiguity and unpredictability than we anticipated. Most of us are ready to leave the disruption of the pandemic behind. We feel exhausted and burnt out. Who needs more “resolutions” when we are already at our limit? We need a more mindful and compassionate way to set our goals so that we are more inspired to follow through on them."  
(Henna Inam - Forbes Magazine, 31 December 2021.)

Join Ruth and Claire in our first WOBChat of the year to reflect on what we really want for our board careers in 2022, where 'disruption promises to be the new normal.' 

Embrace Inam's dictum of simply showing up in the world…..present, inspired, available and welcoming to what is around us so that we can thrive in times of disruption.

To read the full article CLICK HERE

Let's chat with:

Ruth Medd FCPA

Chair, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Chair, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Health and Sciences Institute Pty Ltd
Chair, Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd
Trustee, NSW Historic Houses Trust
Board Member, National Foundation for Australian Women

Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.

Claire Braund 

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Deputy President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium (of Music), a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women's Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.

Event Logistics

  • WOBChat will be run through Zoom, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone.