Develop Your Career

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.

Should you join a Board?

Issues to consider before joining the boardroom. Here's just three of the reasons it's never too soon to start your board journey. Why a Board appointment is good for your career.

Getting Board Ready

Tips from Ruth Medd on choosing how to identify and apply for your first board role. Ruth's Medd's key tips on what you need to know about the director landscape, key challenges, matching yourself to the right roles and key starter actions.  Tips on how to develop a good WOB Board profile. Maximsinig your WOB membership to get you board ready. How WOB's Getting Started workshop can help you become board ready.

Career Planning

Simple tips to become a better delegater. Claire Braund has a fascinating discussion with long time WOB member and successful NED, Sheena Wilson on her journey and approach. Practical tips for women in leadership (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. 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". 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.