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WOBSX is an intensive director-led peer-to-peer support program that accelerates women into ASX board roles. It has graduated almost 130 women since inception in 2018 of which 15 have achieved at least one ASX role, while others have directorships on large organisations in the private, government and superannuation sectors.

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Program Overview

WOBSX is a director-led, peer support program to assist women achieve ASX Board roles. The specific aims of the program are for participants to:

  • improve understanding of the role and function of an ASX director;
  • better position themselves for roles in the sector;
  • develop stronger networks with the ASX Director community.

The aspirational goal of the program is that more than 25% of participants will have secured listed company ASX directorships within two years of completion.  The program has been over-subscribed since its launch in 2018. Ten syndicates have graduated.

Key Details

  • WOBSX is by application and rigorous selection as we want to ensure the women who take part are ready for the program.
  • The program is professionally managed by Dan Liszka (Program Director) and oversighted by WOB Chair Ruth Medd.
  • Each program intake has a maximum of 13 participants who work as a syndicate over an eight-month period.
  • Each syndicate is named after a female chair or director that has made a significant contribution to moving women into Board roles or to the field of governance more generally.
  • Each syndicate works closely with an ASX chair in a facilitated group environment that mimics as far as possible the activities and decisions of an ASX board.
  • There is a minimum of eight facilitated peer-to-peer group sessions that run for up to three hours per session on a monthly basis.
  • Each participant also receives two (2) x one (1) hour individual mentoring sessions with the chair during the program.
  • The program incurs a fee of $6,950 plus GST per participant. 
  • Each WOBSX syndicate is a proxy for an ASX board, where behaviour and contribution determine individual outcomes.
  • In order to enrol in WOBSX you must be a FULL or PREMIUM member.

Who should attend?

Women who are preparing for their next career move as a Non Executive Director or aiming to achieve this in the near future; have occupied executive and/or C-Suite and/or key leadership roles in listed and large private companies or been in senior leadership roles in government, universities or very large third-sector organisations; or are presently in a role that has given them extensive experience in leading functions, divisions or business units.

WOB Chair Ruth Medd outlines who the program might be suitable for

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Syndicate Chair, Jon Brett shares his personal highlights on the WOBSX Program


Introducing Sara Watts, Graduate WOBSX 2018


Ruth Medd, WOB Chair, outlines the rationale behind WOBSX

Enquire / Apply?

Call Program Director,  Rebecca White on 0420 702 125 or Ruth Medd, Executive Chair Women on Boards 0419 407 231
Apply here for WOBSX. Please include your CV and relevant information.
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