And that's a wrap! Members mingle at Mid-Year Lunches


More than 230 Women on Boards members mingled and munched at our inaugural Members’ Mid-Year Luncheon series - held across five states in six locations over two weeks.


With a fantastic line-up of guest speakers, we welcomed members in Sydney (with Marina Go), Melbourne (Jodie Leonard), Adelaide ( Lel Smits), Perth (Tracey Horton AO), Brisbane (Dr Monique Beedles) and the NSW Central Coast (Claire Braund). 

In Perth, our WOB WA representative Kylah Morrison said it was great to connect with WA WOB members and listen to Tracey Horton AO talk about her board career at the event hosted by Kalis Bros in Leederville.

“I love that Tracey spoke about her career in chapters. This resonated for me having weaved across a few sectors and roles in my career,” said Kylah. “She gave such great insights”.

“She also talked about what she loves most about working on boards - that it provides the opportunity to continue to learn about different industries and types of businesses, as well as new technologies and trends.”

In South Australia, WOB representative Wendy Teasdale-Smith and WOB’ COO Nicole Donegan welcomed Lel Smits at the lunch at Orso, Adelaide. “ It was a great event and Lel was a fantastic and inspirational speaker. It was wonderful to get such a great turnout and I enjoyed seeing so many returning members; as well as meeting several people who attended a WOB event for the first time.”

Wendy reminded the members attending the luncheon to take heed of Lel’s message: “If you do nothing else after attending this event, reach out and introduce yourself to someone in the digital space that you do not know”.

Ladies who lunch (clockwise from top left): Members at the WA lunch; the Central Coast/Hunter event at 8 at Trinity; (l-r) Ruth Medd, Dr Monique Beedles and Anna Hebron in Brisbane; (l-r) Nicole Donegan, Lel Smits, Wendy Teasdale Smith and Louise Russo in Adelaide.

In Queensland, members heard from Dr Monique Beedles at the Brisbane Event hosted by WOB’s QLD state rep Anna Hebron.

“It was a lovely time at the Brisbane members’ Women on Boards lunch with the always entertaining guest speaker Monique Beedles. Monique shared her insights from her inspiring board career highlighting the importance of mentors and sponsors, how others see things in you and can encourage you to take a leap into a new role, the importance of remembering the Board is a collective body and being conscious of the legacy you leave as a director. 

“Thank you also to Ruth Medd for your candid comments about being a Board Chair and giving us real life tips for our director journey.”

And in the final luncheon, held at 8 @ Trinity in Morriset on the Central Coast, members from the Central Coast, Hunter and Newcastle regions met with WOB’s Claire Braund and Angela Bowen.

For attendee Darlene, the Central Coast lunch was her first WOB event. “I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one,” she said.

Another new member, Deborah, said: “I have been delighted so far with all the sessions and fab women met. I’m looking forward to more opportunities to connect.”

We now look forward to our Christmas luncheons. Join to be part of our generous member network of reciprocity - women giving back to women.

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