Accelerating women into ASX board roles

WOBSX is a Chair-led peer-to-peer mentoring program that accelerates women into ASX board roles. It aims to get 25% or more of participants onto ASX or equivalent boards within two years of completion of the program. 


Program Overview

WOBSX is a practical, strategic and focussed program that provides participants with a clear understanding of the role, responsibilities and function of an ASX director and the pathway to achieving a successful appointment.  Working in a supportive and collegiate environment, participants will define their preferred sector, learn to position themselves within it, build their confidence and strengthen their networks within the ASX director community.

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.

Key program outcomes, topics covered and the learning approach

The WOBSX faculty members who deliver and support the program

WOBSX Partnerships

WOBSX is working to build new partnerships across the investment, private equity and IPO sectors to create marketplaces for program graduates to connect to potential board and advisory roles. CLICK HERE


WOBSX Graduates

WOBSX has graduated four syndicates since commencing in 2018 and seen several woman achieve significant success. Use the links below to browse the profiles of the 48 women who have come through the program to date. Which of these accomplished women resonates with you?

  1. Rosalind Dubs Syndicate - December 2019
  2. Adrienne Clarke AC Syndicate - July 2019
  3. Elizabeth Bryan AM Syndicate - February 2019
  4. Helen Lynch AM Syndicate - December 2018

Board Roles Secured

In 2019 and 2020 WOBSX graduates have secured board roles on the following companies. 

  • Cheryl Hayman - Shriro Holdings Limited (ASX: SHM)
  • Sara Watts - Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR)
  • Leanne Heywood - Midway (ASX: MWY) and Quickstep (ASX: QHL)
  • Catherine Dube - Challenger Retirement Investment Services, a subsidiary of Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF)
  • Claudia Bels - Local Government Super & Chair of the Risk Committee
  • Lil Bianchi -  4Dx and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Kelly Humphreys - Raiz Invest Limited (ASX: RZI)

Interested in WOBSX?

  1. CALL?  Program Director, Dan Liszka, on 0413 616 538 or Ruth Medd, Executive Chair Women on Boards, on 0419 407 231.
  2. APPLY?  Click here to apply for WOBSX. Please include your CV and relevant information. * Please note you do need to be a Full / Global member of Women on Boards to apply. 
  3. FOLLOW WOBSX?  Click here to follow WOBSX on LinkedIn to stay updated on opportunities and developments.
  4. HEAR MORE?  Click here for more interviews about WOBSX