Accelerating women into ASX board roles

WOBSX is a NED-led peer-to-peer mentoring program to accelerate women into ASX board roles.  It has the aspirational goal that more than 25% of participants will have secured listed company directorship within two years of completion.


Program Overview

WOBSX is a practical. strategic and focussed program that aims to ensure 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 environement, 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 Graduates

WOBSX has graduated three syndicates since commencing in 2018 and seen several woman achieve significant success.  USe th elinks below to browse the profiles of the 36 women who have come through the program to date. Which of these accomplished women resonates with you?

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

Successes Stories

Leanne Heywood - appointed to the boards of Midway (ASX: MWY) and Quickstep (ASX: QHL)
Sophie Ray - appointed as an independent director to the Board of RSL NSW
Sara Watts - appointed to the board of Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR)

Case Studies

Cheryl Hayman - a serving NED on the boards of Clover Corporation (ASX: CLV) and HGL Limited (ASX:HGL)

Interested in WOBSX?

  1. Call Program Director, Dan Liszka, on (m) 0413 616 538
  2. Ruth Medd, Executive Chair, Women on Boards (m) 0419 407 231
  3. CLICK HERE to email an Expression of Interest in WOBSX and request further information. Please include your CV and any other relevant information.