Host and Women on Boards (WOB) co-founder / Executive Director, Claire Brand in conversation with inspirational leaders and directors about their journey.
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Making it her business to be an insider with Lisa Chung AM
In this podcast Lisa Chung AM, lawyer, experienced Non Executive Director and Chair, shares her journey to the boardroom and explores a range of insights, including how she overcame cultural and gender challenges, the important role her mentors have played, as well as providing advice on how to approach a board “interview” – or "peer discussion", as she likes to call it.
Lisa also talks about the benefits of being on multiple boards.
Lessons learned breaking into the boardroom
In this podcast Jennifer Grech shares her journey as someone relatively new to the board arena, including the systematic approach she has taken to learn about boards, how she has built her board collateral, and how she sees her eight applications as a learning process to help define her board value.
Jennifer provides a true and honest account of her challenges and what she’s learned so far.
Authenticity, political life and swimming the English Channel with Anne Pleash
In this podcast Anne talks to Claire about public life, working with Bob Katter, her long built understanding of remote indigenous communities and how she was instrumental in introducing the Indigenous Art Code. She also talks about her board aspirations and how she swam the English Channel in 2018, becoming just the 207th Australian to do so, in what can only be described as a truly monumental feat against the weather!
Flying by an alternate path - insights into board recruitment and governance trends with Kerryn Newton
Kerryn Newton is Managing Director of “Directors Australia”. In this podcast we hear about the interesting career path, including serving in the Army Reserves, working as a lawyer and stumbling across a job in parliament, where she worked for 10 years across 25 parliamentary enquiries.
Claire explores how Kerryn accidentally joined her first board and what she's seeing in the board recruitment space. Kerryn also provides insights and advice for candidates applying for board roles.
Governance explained and an unconventional dance to the top with Megan Motto
In this podcast Megan Motto, CEO of the Governance Institute provides a glimpse into her background, her interpretation of "governance" and how she came to lead The Governance Institute, which has historically seen a legacy of older males at the helm.
We hear about Megan’s passion for diversity, the value of governance training and how building a blended board and executive career makes you better at both roles.
Lessons from the trenches – how to prepare so you stand out in board applications and interviews with Christine Hawkins AM FAICD
Christine Hawkins AM has had an illustrious board and executive career. Her extensive experience on board selection committees has clearly shown her what separates board applications – what makes one attractive and another not. In this podcast Claire Braund talks to Christine about her career and board journey, delving into Christine’s four key lessons for directors in the board application and interview process, including what not to say.