From disability and cultural diversity advocates to a scientist and ESG specialist, these women come from a wide range of backgrounds and have all made a significant contribution to their sector while also being proactive WOB members and advocates in 2021.
The first stage of our Faces of WOB is to meet our Standing Out ambassadors, who were selected across five categories: Advocacy, Disability & Inclusion, Cultural Diversity, Leadership and STEMM.
Women on Boards Cultural Diversity Committee member and long-time WOB member, Marcella Lazarus, said she hopes being chosen as one of the Faces of WOB will inspire other women from culturally-diverse backgrounds to reach their goals.
“I have been a proud WOBer since 2007 and am truly grateful for all of Claire and Ruth’s guidance and support over the last 15 years. Being chosen to be a Face of WOB is a huge privilege which I plan to use to help other women, especially from diverse backgrounds to achieve their dreams.”
Women in STEMM co-founder and co-chair, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM, said being picked as one of the 10 women was “a delightful surprise!”.
“Women on Boards is a network I recommend to a lot of women in STEMM (and beyond). I have found the network to be very welcoming and open, and suitable for all career stages.
“I have particularly enjoyed the ‘lunch-time’ sessions where you have different leaders sharing their career paths and journeys to board service. Thank you for your leadership!”
NED, executive coach and WOB mentor, Sheena Wilson, also said she was “delighted” to be chosen as one of the Faces of WOB: Standing Out for Leadership.
The Faces of WOB: Standing Out ambassadors are:
- Leadership: Sheena Wilson and Wendy Teasdale-Smith
- Disability & Inclusion: Nadia Moffat and Roberta Wright
- Cultural Diversity: Mahjabeen Zaman and Marcella Lazarus
- STEMM: Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea and Dr Bronwyn Evans
- Advocacy: Michele Adair and Alison Rowe
For more on the Faces of WOB: Standing Out ambassadors and their profiles click HERE.