The Week With WOB 2019
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Where did WOB appear in the media this week? What issues are founders, Claire Braund and Ruth Medd, keeping at the top of the news agenda to fulfill the WOB purpose of achieving 40 per cent women on boards, committees and in leadership roles by 2020.
Call for governments to set targets for funding start-ups led by women
Linda Mottram interviewed Claire Braund for ABC Radio PM Edition, 8 March 2019
Female-founded start-ups get a tiny share of other sources of funding like venture capital. But advocates point to decades of evidence that women get impressive returns from less initial capital, and they are better than men at paying back loans. Claire Braund from Women on Boards Australia says governments must help close what she calls the gender investment gap.
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Women on boards: Are we making any progress?
Adam Courtenay interviewed Claire Braund and Ruth Medd for 'In The Black' (CPA Australia)
March 2019 edition
Co-founders of peak body Women on Boards Ruth Medd FCPA and Claire Braund say there has been vast improvement in the past decade. Go back to 2010 and the figure for the top 200 was 8.7 per cent; for every 10 board members, less than one was female. In 2006, when Medd and Braund established WOB, statistics such as these were not routinely compiled. It is due in great part to their efforts that we now have the numbers that we do. It is also largely due to Medd and Braund that percentages have dramatically improved in the past eight years.
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