CV Support

A board ready CV & the ability to articulate your value proposition are key in your pathway to directorship.

Creating a high quality board-ready CV with an appropriate online profile is one of the boxes you need to tick when seeking to go on a board. Women on Boards brings 15 years of expertise and a wide range of services for CV development, review and support. 


1. WOB Profile Review

Your WOB Profile is the first step in creating a good quality board ready CV. It also assists us to target vacancies to you and understand what you offer a board. Your WOB Profile is accessible from your personal Dashboard once you subscribe to WOB. Once you complete your profile, WOB principals Claire Braund or Ruth Medd will provide a high-level five 10 minute complimentary review to give you some pointers and advice on whether you need additional support. Should you require an in depth review, a $110 fee will be incurred.

2. WOB CV Masterclass

An intensive workshop focusing on enabling you to develop a high quality, board-ready CV.  If you have the time and the mindset, building your own CV better enables you to express your capability and experience - clearly highlighting to those involved in the selection process the value you bring to a board or committee.  A key outcome is to enable you to get onto the short-list, and ultimately to an interview, where you will be confident in speaking to (and expanding on) your CV.  Click here for details.

3. WOB mentoring

When you contract a WOB mentor through our My Mentor service you receive one introductory session and five mentoring sessions. You can use these to assist with the development of your board CV should you wish.

4. Expert CV writers endorsed by WOB

Women on Boards works with a cadre of small businesses and individuals who provide niche services in areas we have identified as important to our subscribers. We will only refer and recommend people and companies with whom we partner with or have road tested at a course or event.

The following four people, Kerry Chater, Dianne Jacobs, Wendy Teasdale-Smith and Denise Hanlon are experts in this area and operate across Australia.

Please mention Women on Boards when you contract their services.

Kerry Chater

Sydney, NSW

Kerry has been making-over the CVs of WOBers for more than five years and is highly recommended for anyone looking to re-package themselves.

Having your CV overhauled by a professional can be the difference between making it (or not) to the short list for a board position. Kerry will assist you to develop your CV into one that can be presented for board roles, rather than a job. She can also help you with that all-important cover letter when you apply for a board role.

Cost: $350 for a CV and $150 per hour for additional services.

Further information: Phone 0417 228 393 | Email

Dianne Jacobs (The Talent Advisors)

Melbourne, Vic

Dianne provides a range of packages; including an independent review and constructive suggestions of your current CV and you can book a 45 minute phone coaching conversation to ensure the CV or application meets the needs of nomination committees or select another service to develop your board-ready CV. 

Cost: starts from $350 depending on the selected service.

Further information: Phone 0400 806 336 | Email

Wendy Teasdale-Smith (What’s The Stuff?)

Adelaide, SA

Wendy offers her experience and knowledge developing a board CV and cover letter, to those who are starting to consider their board career to the more established and experienced directors looking to step up to the next level. Wendy believes that it is best not to take the board CV preparation or rejuvenation process without support and guidance. An experienced board CV writer can assist WOBers to stand out from the crowd.

Cost $350 for a CV and $150 per hour for additional services

Further information: Phone 0487 685 154  | Email

Denise Hanlon (HanlonHR)

Sydney, NSW

It’s a shame that your carefully, crafted synopsis of your career can end up on the rubbish pile. So let Denise help you summarise your career into a punchy and pragmatic Board-ready marketing document. She specialises in fast-turnaround and honest feedback.

Cost $350 for a CV and $150 per hour for additional services

Further information: Phone 043 843 2595 Email | Website