Supported events & programs
The following events and programs are endorsed by Women on Boards as relevant for our network of women seeking board and leadership roles.
To appear on this page you must be a non-profit organisation or association or a parter of Women on Boards and your event must meet the following criteria:
- A conference, workshop or seminar themed solely around womens' leadership; OR
- Award event showcasing female achievements; OR
- A specific campaign on matters affecting women's capacity to achieve leadership roles.
Women, Management and Work Conference
Past and future leadership challenges
Macquarie University invite you and your organisation to join in the celebration of 25 years of inspirational women’s conferences where outstanding leaders from industry, government, universities and unions share their expertise, knowledge and experience at the 2013 Women and Leadership Conference to be held from Thursday 18 to Friday 19 July 2013 in Sydney.
Leading speakers include:
- Key-note Dinner Speaker: Lisa Wilkinson, Network Nine
- Åse Lunde, Managing Director, Lunde Risk Reduction AB, Sweden
- Carol Austin, Investment Services, Director, Contango Asset Management
- Ged Kearney, President, ACTU
- Helen Conway, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency Limited
- Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building of Australia
- Terry Davis, CEO, Coca-Cola Amatil
Born to Cycle Laos
Born to Cycle Laos: Mother’s Day Challenge is a 13 day trip to Laos, departing the evening of Mother’s Day (12 May). It includes a 5 day cycle through some spectacular terrain, a 3 day volunteering experience in our award-winning Laos Primary Health Care and Education programs (including meeting the renowned Australian Chief Health Advisor Carol Perks who you may have read about recently in the Good Weekend?) and raising funds to build a new village healthcare clinic in rural Laos.
Contact Janita Suter - National Campaigns & Events Manager, Save the Children Australia at email@example.com for more information
The National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2013
Date: 21 & 22 May 2013
Venue: Boat House by the Lake, Canberra
More information and registration here.
Developing, Promoting and Enabling Successful Senior Executive Women’s Leadership Within the Public Sector
The Public Sector workforce consists of 56% women; however there is still an under-representation of women in senior leadership roles. With flexible workplace arrangements to support women with families, what other factors are key in encouraging more women to take on senior leadership positions?
The Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2013 provides a platform for executive women to establish a community of support and practice and to gain new perspectives in driving their career. For existing and emerging leaders, and those responsible for advocating an increased representation of women in senior leadership roles, it is an inspiring and informative event, as well as learning and networking opportunity not to be missed.
• Inspiring stories of transformational leadership
• Insights to succeed in a complex environment
• Developing relationships, supportive communities and networks
• Fostering a culture for peak performance and engaging key talent
The 8th Australasian Women and Policing Conference
Making It Happen | Making It Last
Date: 25 - 28 August 2013
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley, Adelaide, South Australia
More information and registration here.
The conference will build on previous Australasian Women and Policing conferences and continue to develop the body of knowledge around how policing is being improved for women, including how we go about
implementing sustainable change.
The areas of interest for the 2013 conference include:
• Networking – best practice and good ideas
• Peace keeping – domestic and international
• Recruitment & Retention in the Emergency Services
• Staying Health – Supporting Self to Support Communities
• Sustainable Partnerships – working with Local Government & Community Groups
• Transitions – moving up, across or out
• Policing as a Profession - the contribution of women
Police, emergency services, researchers, advocates, policy makers and practitioners from policing, emergency services, law enforcement, criminal justice and women’s services are encouraged to contribute papers addressing these areas of interest.
This conference is not limited to police services, everyone who has an interest in improving the emergency and policing response to women in our communities is welcome.
Programs & offers for WOB members
Socially conscious gifts
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Book your Personal Styling Service today – visit www.nonib.com.au for store locations.
Special offer for WOB members: Eureka Report subscription
All WOB members are eligible for a special price of $335 including GST for a twelve month membership to Eureka Report ($50 saving off full subscription price of $385).
In order to ensure you obtain the correct special pricing, please subscriber here:
Women’s Subscription Enterprise - helping homeless and marginalized women…one subscription at a time
Every night there are more than 46,000 homeless women in Australia? With the help of a $1.2 million funding from the Federal Government, The Big Issue has launched the Women’s Subscription Enterprise (WSE).
The WSE is a social initiative that, through the sale of subscriptions to The Big Issue magazine, provides work, training and pathway opportunities for disadvantaged women. For every 100 subscriptions sold 1 woman is given the chance to earn an income and gain the skills and confidence she needs to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future for herself and her children.
To support this initiative with a $155 subscription phone (02) 8877 0374 or visit www.thebigissue.org.au/womens
Healthy Heart Challenge
Heart disease kills four times more women than breast cancer each year. Support the Healthy Heart Challenge, which starts on 1 June by:
- Signing up at www.goredforwomen.org.au
- Promoting the Challenge internally at your workplace
- Promoting the Challenge to your network
Dress for Success Charity
Dress for Success Sydney is a registered charity that outfits disadvantaged women, free of charge, in high quality professional attire and provides practical advice on grooming and presentation in preparation for job interviews. Dress for Success is a global organisation with more than 100 affiliates. In Australia it has affiliates in Sydney, Melbourne (as of Feb 2011) and Brisbane.
Dress for Success improves the employability of disadvantaged women by increasing confidence and restoring dignity. Contact the Burwood showroom (1800 77 3456) and offer your clean, used work clothing.
Further information from Di Ryall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register4 is Australia’s first online community for volunteer breast cancer research participants. We help researchers spend less time and money recruiting volunteers, so they can spend more time finding better preventative measures and a cure. From volunteering as a research participant to spreading the word, there are many different ways you can help the Register4 breast cancer research community. It's free to join, we're not asking you to raise money, we just want you.
The Big Issue TARGET 9000 - Supporting Disadvantaged Women
Did you know there are 9500 subscribers to Women on Boards? Did you know that if each of those subscribers took out a subscription to The Big Issue magazine the result would be a sustainable social enterprise that provides life changing opportunities for women around Australia…?
Natalie Susman the Head of The Women’s Subscription Enterprise for The Big Issue is working to sell 9000 subscriptions to The Big Issue magazine as part of a ground breaking new initiative addressing the needs of homeless and disadvantaged women – The Women’s Subscription Enterprise. The WSE is a sustainable social enterprise that uses a model selling subscriptions to The Big Issue to provide work, training and pathway opportunities for homeless and disadvantaged women.
For every 100 subscriptions sold, 1 homeless woman will be employed to work as a Dispatch Assistant to collate, sort and insert the magazines for distribution every fortnight.
By purchasing a subscription for just $155 per year, they will get a quality publication delivered every fortnight, and the knowledge that they are giving Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable women hope for a brighter future.
Buildmore Women Into Building Housing Showcase
WOBer Sam Sheppard is the inspiration behind the Buildmore Women Into Building Housing Showcase. Sam says; "I can proudly say that my team have been doing an exceptional job of raising awareness and acceptance of women in the Building industry in a positive and supportive manner. This National first initiative has gained media attention across the country and emails from around the world."
Room to Read Power of Ten initiative
Room to Read is a global non-profit organisation that believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. Founded in 2000, the organisation focuses on literacy and gender equality in education, working in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. To date, Room to Read has reached 6 million children and has put over 16,000 girls through school.
"Our vision is to build a network of educated professional women around the world, acknowledging the good fortune of their circumstances and reaching out to women in developing countries by raising funds and awareness to support Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program. If ten women in ten professional organisations could find ten friends, each of whom would support ten years of girls’ education, we would be supporting ten thousand years of girls’ education."
We invite you to be a part of this bold plan to engage the world’s professional women in an overwhelming bid to make a significant difference.
For further information about Room to Read and the 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10, please contact WOBer Raji Ambikairajah at email@example.com