Succeed in the boardroom: WOBChat: Directing a NFP
Date Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Time 07 Jun 17:00 - 07 Jun 18:00 AEST
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 07 June 2023

WOBChat is an interactive 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.

This event is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Premium, Full, Corporate and Champion WOB Members.

Directing a NFP 

Nothing defines us more as a community – and as Australians – than the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. From childcare and medical centres to neighbourhood associations, and sports clubs, NFPs are the engine room of the Australian values of generosity, fairness and equality of opportunity. However, this segment is becoming diverse, ever more complex and, above all, large.

Join us for a WOBChat with Jane Rowan, an experienced Executive Director of a non-profit organization, as she shares her knowledge on the challenges of running an NFP. With a focus on her own organization, EDFA, Jane will delve into the history and purpose of the non-profit sector, discussing the key challenges faced by new NFPs and how she has successfully navigated these obstacles.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Jane's experience and gain valuable insights into running a successful non-profit organization.

Jane Rowan

Executive Director, Eating Disorders Families Australia 
Non-Executive Director, Upbeat Arts Australia
Foundation Director, Somerville House Foundation

Jane is a passionate advocate for mental health reform, who has worked in business and non-profit sectors. She is a Non-Executive Director of Upbeat Arts Australia and the Somerville House Foundation. A Graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jane is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association. A mother of four children, Jane is a parent with lived experience, having cared for a daughter with Anorexia Nervosa.

Hosted by Claire Braund

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, WOB Australia Pty Ltd (appointed Feb 2018)
Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director & Governance Committee Chair, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

As the co-founder of Women on Boards, both in Australia (2006) and the UK (2012) it goes without saying that Claire has a wealth of experience in working with women who are seeking board roles. She is an informed,  entertaining and engaging presenter who brings the world of boards across a wide range of sectors alive to participants and is able to quickly connect the dots and match people to areas aligned to their skills and interests. Claire is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has a deep understanding of the board environment across a wide range of sectors.