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Host and Women on Boards (WOB) co-founder / Executive Director, Claire Brand in conversation with inspirational leaders and directors about their journey.

WOB is dedicated to supporting women on their board and leadership journey through our high quality network, programs and events. We actively advocate for gender balance - our aim is to have 40% of board and leadership roles occupied by women by 2025. Join us and reap the rewards! #wob404020

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Host and Women on Boards (WOB) co-founder / Executive Director, Claire Brand in conversation with inspirational leaders and directors about their journey.

WOB is dedicated to supporting women on their board and leadership journey through our high quality network, programs and events. We actively advocate for gender balance - our aim is to have 40% of board and leadership roles occupied by women by 2025. Join us and reap the rewards! #wob404020

    From mature aged student to the ASX

    From mature aged student to the ASX

    After leaving school Kelly went straight to work in insurance as a fresh-faced junior. A move she says, in hindsight, was fundamental to her success.

    Claire talks to Kelly about how she returned to study as a mature aged student; her diverse career in senior roles; & how her experience positioned her to make an impact.

    They explore the benefits of a network and how the WOBSX program helped Kelly navigate the ASX landscape & secure two ASX roles.

    Further info www.womenonboards.net

    • 24 min
    Finance, life after the Commonwealth Games & more ...

    Finance, life after the Commonwealth Games & more ...

    Helen Moore learned English as a second language as she grew up Yeppoon in central Queensland.  By her mid-twenties she had met her husband, had two children and had returned to university to study accounting.

    Helen talks about her most memorable role as CFO for the Commonwealth Games - a once in a lifetime opportunity, her experience as a NED over twelve years, including the recruitment process, risk management, working with boards and more.

    Further information about WOB www.womenonboards.net.

    • 30 min
    Following a plan and having a strong connection to your board

    Following a plan and having a strong connection to your board

    An experienced finance partner with Grant Thornton, Holly made the leap to her first board role once her children started school and she had some more time.

    Claire Braund talks to Holly about the steps she undertook to achieve her first board role with Kids Giving Back (a great NFP that teaches kids about reciprocity), including how she set herself a timeframe, the courses she did and the actions she took to become board ready.

    Holly also shares key tips that helped her along the way.

    • 16 min
    The Launch and Rise of TinyBeans with co-founder SJ Kurtini

    The Launch and Rise of TinyBeans with co-founder SJ Kurtini

    Sarah-Jane “S-J” Kurtini and Stephen O'Young founded Tinybeans in 2012. After a chance introduction SJ was sold on the idea after a 30-minute meeting. And the rest they say is history.

    Hear how Stephen and SJ built TinyBeans to have more than three million users, 100+ million memories, App of the Day three times, AND how they learned about governance, drew straws to be on the board, flipped the board and listed on the ASX.

    • 20 min
    Overcoming challenges and leading by example

    Overcoming challenges and leading by example

    Claire Braund talks to Nadia Moffatt about how she overcame an acquired brain injury to build a successful board career. Nadia is an experienced non-exec director, chair & advocate in the corporate, public & NFP sectors, including:
    • NED, Aust Communication Consumer Action Network;
    • Member, My Health Record External Assurance Committee;
    • Community Member, Governing Council, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network;
    • Community Representative, SA Health Practitioners Tribunal;
    • NED, Brain Inj

    • 15 min
    Building an ASX Portfolio

    Building an ASX Portfolio

    As a highly successful marketer, Cheryl Hayman is a portfolio director currently sitting on three ASX boards as well as not for profits.  

    Hear Cheryl's story, from wanting to be an actress to studying marketing somewhat by chance. Cheryl discusses how she built a successful marketing career and transitioned her marketing skills to the boardroom.

    Cheryl and Claire also explore the importance of culture, how to add value, how to know you're adding value and how to know when to move on.

    • 27 min

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