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Looking to secure your first board position? This practical one hour webinar will help you make it happen.

A career as a Board Member can be hugely rewarding but it isn’t something you can make happen overnight. When it comes to finding your perfect board position, there are a number of things you can (and should) do now – no matter what stage of your career you are in – to increase your opportunities and present yourself as a more desirable candidate.

Join us as we hear from accomplished Director and Executive, Suzanne Ardagh, on how to do just this. Suzanne leads the Board Advisory Services of Lester Blades, supporting Boards through Director recruitment and succession planning. Her industry expertise and extensive career as an Executive Professional Board Director will provide you with the steps and skills to get there.

Key Takeaways

This webinar will focus on:

  • Defining your value proposition
  • Matchmaking your skills, interests & values to board positions
  • What a board/ chairperson is really looking for
  • What a directors interview is like & how to prepare
  • Remuneration – What to expect as you move up the ranks
  • Nabbing that first board position!

Why do we think women in digital need this webinar?

Board careers are something that used to be such a foreign topic to me. After deep diving into the subject in July with Diane, I’m even more excited to see the behind the scenes of how Suzanne searches the market for outstanding directors!” – Kayla, Marketing & Events Coordinator

This webinar will provide aspiring leaders with insight into what they need to do now to position themselves for success.” – Holly, CEO & Founder

The Women in Digital community absolutely loved the webinar we did about securing your first board position with Diane Smith-Gander. I am excited to hear from Suzanne as she looks at this topic with a different lens – bringing her insights from Lester Blades and board recruitment.” – Carly, Community Manager

Who is this event for?

The Women in Digital community is made up of leaders, digital specialists, HR managers, software engineers, marketers and so many more – what we all have in common is the passion to continue to connect, educate and empower ourselves and others. So this webinar is for:

  • Those preparing to embark on a board career
  • Those interested in learning more about the journey of becoming a board member
  • Anyone who wants to optimise their chances of securing top tier board positions in the future

It is never too early to prepare – so whether you are a university student or someone that has been in the industry for 30+ years, this webinar is designed to help you!

Cost & Inclusions

The webinar is priced at a very affordable $9 for guests.

FREE for individual members (all members will be registered automatically, if you have not received a Zoom link 48hrs before the event’s scheduled date, please email our Community Manager; carly@womenindigital.org).

Want FREE access to our fortnightly webinars? Become a WID member: https://womenindigital.org/membership/

Our Speaker

Executive and professional Director Suzanne Ardagh is as accomplished as she is versatile. With more than 30 years’ international experience as a management executive and business leader, she has an extensive background in a range of industries including global governance, corporate affairs, tertiary education and the health and arts sectors.

Suzanne serves on the Board of the West Coast Fever, the Cancer Council WA and is the Chair of Stanley International College. Most recently, she was appointed Patron of the WA Vietnam Business Council. Suzanne has also worked in Europe, Latin America and South East Asia, where she established the international arts of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She currently leads the Board Advisory Team at Lester Blades, an Executive Search Firm based in Western Australia.

Clearly, Suzanne has led an extensive and prominent career. She also dedicates much of her time mentoring emerging and aspiring directors and supporting professional women’s networks.

Have a question?

Email our Community Manager, Carly – carly@womenindigital.org

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