Career and Leadership

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.

Making it Real

Part one of WOB’s new ‘Making it Real’ webinar series kicked off on Friday. Claire Braund had a fascinating discussion with long time WOB member and successful NED, Sheena Wilson on her journey and approach.

The 7 Reasons Directorship is a 'Career Winner'

Adding a board appointment of directorship to your CV is a sure way of drawing attention and validating your capabilities whilst catapulting your career up the ladder of success. This article gives you the arguments to convince your boss why they should let you make the time to do this. 

Are you ready for the boardroom?

A collection of articles written to share insights and information about how and why you should be applying for board roles. 

Choosing your first board

This article has been written to help you identify, and apply for, your first board. By Ruth Medd

Career Playbook: Practical Tips for Women in Leadership

This report from the Korn/Ferry Institute contains some excellent insights, both around the critical importance of confidence, and also the personal style and the set of skills and experiences most likely to be valued in the C-suite.

Can women have it all?

Fiona Hathorn and Claire Braund put a global lens on the debate, ignited by the frank confessions of Anne-Marie Slaughter the first female Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, around "can women have it all".

Win Like Winx

Mighty racing mare,Winx, might appear to be the fastest and best, but that is because she takes the lead and is the first past the post.
By Dr Judith Chapman, November 2017

You are a leader - invent yourself

If women are to take their rightful place in the board rooms of Australia’s top companies, they must persist in their leadership ambitions and make their way to the C suite and beyond. Too many of us bail out early, or settle for directorships when we could aspire to the role of Chair.
By Dr Judith Chapman, September 2016

Delegate? I haven't the time!

Delegation is often framed as the panacea to the age-old problem of insufficient time to get everything done. It sounds easy enough – hand chunks of work to team members, then sit back and do what you were hired to do – the thinking.
By Dr Judith Chapman, July 2016