Ruth Medd, Executive Chair of Women on Boards Australia, spoke about the various types of boards and explained to the audience that Industry associations such as REINSW were a very good place to start a board career.
"What do you need to do to position yourself best to join a board?" Medd asked the audience. She then extolled the importance of creating a quality resume, a board-ready LinkedIn profile and most importantly perfecting a convincing 30 second pitch.
A lively panel discussion took place as everyone was finishing off a delicious breakfast.
Four panellists - Sandra McCullagh, Pauline Vamos, Amanda Rose and Sarah Bester - took to the stage to explain to the audience how they became board members and the best way to go about joining a board in an industry that you’re passionate about.
“Finding boards which align with your values, passions and expertise is paramount,” McCullagh said.
“Ask yourself, where do I fit in? Can I add value to this board?” Vamos added.