Career and Leadership

Fostering Culturally Diverse Leadership in Organisations

What can we learn from leaders who have thrived and smashed the ‘bamboo ceiling’? Are there other factors holding organisational change back? These are questions WOB member, NED and former senior Big 4 partner Karen Loon asks in her book Fostering Culturally Diverse Leadership in Organisations

Goal setting and habits for success

In a LinkedIn Live session, WOB’s WA representative Kylah Morrison talked about goal setting and creating habits for success. In it Kylah unpacks what success really means to you, and the power of habits to set yourself up for success in 2024. As she says: “Walk away with your 90-day action plan, but only after we've stopped to #pauseforapplause about 2023”.

Shirley Chowdhary: Leadership for the next decade

A workplace that is more inclusive, that truly embraces diversity of thought, background and experience, is the workplace of the future, explains diversity advocate and non-executive director Shirley Chowdhary.

What's the difference between a leader and a manager?

Are you a leader or a manager? And what exactly is the difference? In this article, WOB UK's Fiona Hathorn explains why understanding the differences - and similarities - really matters if you want to progress your career.

Post-COVID career burnout? Be proactive and take advantage of the jobseekers market

Want to know the top behaviours to achieve career success? Two RMIT experts - Professor Joe Jiang and Dr Lena Wang - provide their top tips on how workers can take advantage of the job-seekers market and make a career change that is right for them. 

Career Planning

We all need access to good resources in our professional lives. This section of our Resource Centre is designed for those of you who are still active in your chosen career and interested in learning about what goes on in the boardroom - and why you should be thinking about board and committee roles sooner rather than later.

Focus on Leadership: Small actions pack a big impact

A graduate of Women on Board’s Next Generation of Female Leaders program in 2016, Fiona Lawrie recently stepped into a new role as Senior Sourcing and Quality Strategy Manager for Officeworks after seven years as Sustainability and Aboriginal Affairs Manager with Wesfarmers. Here she talks about the importance of developing ‘soft skills’, identifying your weaknesses and how small actions can have a big impact.

What makes a good leader - and how to be one

Leading by example: Non-Executive Director, WOB mentor and executive leadership consultant, Sheena Wilson is one of the presenters of WOB’s Women in Leadership program. Here she shares her tips on what makes a good leader.

WOB women: Wise words and leadership lessons

If you’re in need of a little New Year inspiration, encouragement and some friendly words of wisdom to give you a kick-start on your board and leadership journey, who better to hear from than women in the amazing WOB network?