Women on Boards have launched professional development workshops for women in rural, regional, and remote Australia.
Dubbed "directors at a Distance – Realising your Board potential", the workshops helps women with strategies for board and career development and its provided via teleconference.
"The format was designed in response to feedback from our geographically diverse network who were missing out on development opportunities that are mainly held in Australian capital cities" Ruth Medd, chair of Women on Boards, said.
The group is seeking to increase the level of female representation on boards and committees in rural and regional areas.
According to Women on Boards, womens’ numbers in rural research and development corporation boards remained static at 22.5 per cent between 2010 and 2011.
"We have a long association with women in rural and regional Australia and are very pleased to offer them our highly regarded workshops. The pilot program was extremely well received by participants," Medd stated.
The workshops is reportedly suited to women looking at long term career options, considering, or are already on a board, and seeking strategic advice.
It will be held over two sessions in February and March.