NEGS Old Girl Claire Braund (class of 1987) is a social entrepreneur who co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012. She is a writer, networker and gender advocate; a respected speaker on a range of topics, including equity and diversity, and an informed and entertaining MC and presenter.
Claire co-founded several small organisations including Women on Boards and has served on many not-for-profit boards such as the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women’s Club. Claire now serves as the Deputy Chair of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music and is the Chair of the Building Committee.
As the Executive Director of Women on Boards Claire also sits on the boards of both Women on Boards Australia and the global group, WOB Pty Ltd. She regularly works with organisations and aspirant directors seeking board roles.
In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.
In 2016 Claire was the guest speaker at the 121st NEGS Speech Day. I encourage all of our community to read her entertaining and inspiring speech here: https://www.womenonboards.net/en-au/impact-media/news/on-the-shoulders-of-others?viewmode=0
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