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Many dream of a board career yet few ever attain it. This practical one hour conversation will help you plan to make that dream a reality.

Diane Smith-Gander AO is one of Australia’s most prominent Executive Leaders. Passionate about championing women in their leadership career path we are honoured to have Diane share her honest insights on how others can reach the heights of leadership roles too.

Key Takeaways

This webinar will focus on:

  • What a board career really entails
  • How to crack that first board position
  • Developing unshakeable confidence
  • Mapping the perfect ‘mix’ of board positions
  • Maintaining credibility and effectiveness as a NED

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).

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Our Speaker

Diane Smith-Gander AO is a professional non-executive director following a career in management consulting with McKinsey & Company and in banking. Her current public company directorships include Wesfarmers Limited and AGL Energy Limited. In the past she chaired Broadspectrum Limited, an ASX public company. She is the independent chair of the member body of SafeWork Australia, the Commonwealth government policy body.

She served on the panel reviewing the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority’s capability and has undertaken a review of the governance arrangements related to national teams for the Football Federation of Australia, a FIFA member. Diane played representative level basketball, chaired the Australian Sports Drug Agency in the 1990s and served as Chair of Basketball Australia during the period the sport unified. She chairs WADA’s inaugural independent nominations committee

Diane holds an honorary doctorate in Economics and a BEc from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the University of Sydney. She is an adjunct professor in corporate governance at UWA. She is a fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. She received an Order of Australia in 2019 for services to business, women’s engagement in executive roles, gender equality and the community.

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:

  • Aspiring board members
  • Those hoping to transition from volunteer to paid board positions
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and solopreneurs
  • Developers and Programmers
  • Digital Marketers
  • Community Specialists
  • Anyone who wants to understand more about how a board career works

Have a question?

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

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