Speaking at the WOB Director Lunch in Perth last week, Pauline Gately said the ability to adjust to changing circumstances and an inherent tenacity served her well in both situations.
“Being among the battlers in the micro-caps where your budget is more sausage and chips than steak dinners, certainly keeps you on your toes,” she said.
The Chair of Kalgoorlie Gold and Non-Executive Director of Ardiden Ltd and The Sustainable Nutrition Group spoke candidly about her humble origins and how they had shaped both her career in international investment banking and on boards.
“If you want to succeed in the male dominated world you have to work harder than everyone else – and having patience is important,” Pauline told the audience of WOB members.
“You should also celebrate success – both the big wins and the small ones”.
Pauline was the joined at the lunch by WOB WA representative, Kylah Morrison, WOB co-founder, Claire Braund and Ivy Chen, a Non-Executive Director of Horizon Power and Football West.
Ivy was a guest speaker at the Boards on Your Horizon (NFP and Government boards) workshop preceding the lunch, alongside Amy Lomas, partner at PwC and Non-Executive Director of Pilbara Port Authority. WOB presenter, Claire Braund, said Amy and Ivy anchored a lot of what had been discussed and provided great insights and the director perspective on the NFP and Government sectors.