Board Readiness Program | Mercer Australia

Board Readiness Program

We see boards that don't represent the whole facet of society. That raises questions for us as shareholders, as clients, as customers, as consumers.”
A Different Perspective on Company Leadership
 
Too often the same people are sitting at the decision-making tables representing subsidiary companies. The Board Readiness Program is helping companies create a pipeline of female directors to build and leverage different perspectives into corporate structures that impact you and me. 
 
In partnership with Mercer, Dr Jess Murphy is disrupting traditional corporate structures to move them into the 21st Century mindset. Through the Board Readiness Program companies will:
 
•    Tap into latent potential sitting within the executive ranks.
•    Build a pipeline of 'board ready' candidates.
•    Experience the financial, social and environmental benefits that come from having a diverse board.
•    Demonstrate commitment to societal and investment expectations.

 

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Take the Boardroom Test

Learn how your organisation rates in regards to board composition and diverse representation. Receive actionable steps on how to go further in building a truly representative 21st Century board.

Results will not be shared with third parties and are designed to provide a personalised insight into what practical steps companies can take to increase diversity at their most senior levels. By participating, I agree to the use of my personal information according to the Mercer Privacy Statement.

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What is your current level of seniority within organisation?

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What is the size of your organisation?

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Does your organisation have a process to build its pipeline of executive directors?

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Has your organisation created targets for female representation at executive level?

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What percentage of your board are women?

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What is the average representation of women on boards in the ASX 200?

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Does your organisation have broader policies or programs that promote diversity and inclusion?

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What are some of the potential advantages of having 30%+ female representation on boards? Tick all appropriate

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Does your organisation have a specific process or program for female representation at board level?

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Your result: More to Do | / 100

Your responses indicate you still have some way to go in building a diverse board in regards to cognitive diversity and female representation. A lack of internal processes to facilitate inclusivity and a poor understanding of how diversity could benefit your board's decision-making, put your organisation behind top ASX 200 companies, who now average a 29.7% representation of women on their boards.

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Your result: More to Do | / 100

This result represents an opportunity for your organisation. Board diversity takes time to achieve and requires a pipeline of leaders educated and prepared in the skills your company requires at its most senior level. The best place to start is to build a process on how you will create your pipeline and put in place practical steps that will achieve this. Why not start today?

Send a copy of your results to your email address and receive an action plan from Dr Jess Murphy on how to start building a more diverse board.

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Your result: On the Journey | / 100

Your responses indicate you are making progress in creating a diverse board in regards to cognitive diversity and female representation. This is supported by your internal processes designed to facilitate inclusivity plus an understanding of how gender diversity could benefit your board's decision-making and help you join the top ASX 200 companies, who now average a 29.7% representation of women on their boards.

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Your result: On the Journey | / 100

This result should inspire your organisation to go further. Board diversity takes time to achieve and requires a pipeline leaders educated and prepared in the skills your company requires at its most senior level. The next step is to improve the process on how you will create your pipeline and put in place practical steps that will achieve this. Why not start today?

Send a copy of your results to your email address and receive an action plan from Dr Jess Murphy on how to start building a more diverse board.

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Your result: Leading the Way | / 100

Congratulations, your responses indicate your organisation is an industry leader in creating an inclusive board with regards to female representation. This is aided by strong internal processes designed to facilitate inclusivity and a deep understanding of how gender diversity could benefit your board's decision-making and put you even further ahead than the top ASX 200 companies, who now average a 29.7% representation of women on their boards.

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Your result: Leading the Way | / 100

This result should motivate your organisation to go further and cement its leadership position. Your board's diversity can be strengthened by refining the process that develops your leadership pipeline with the skills your company requires at its most senior level. The next step is to improve this process and ensure your skills development programs are delivering. Why not start today?

Send a copy of your results to your email address and receive an action plan from Dr Jess Murphy on how to start building a more diverse board.

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Send Copy of Results Your result: Leading the Way | / 100

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Benefits of a More Diverse Board

 
Cognitive diversity  -  Bring together different perspectives for a more complete view of the world.
 
Senior leader retention  -  Extend career pathways for female leaders through subsidiary boards and beyond.
 
Better outcomes  -  Leverage different problem-solving skills to achieve stronger organisational outcomes.
 
Cultural alignment  -  Represent the opinions and attitudes of all voices in society.
 
Competitive advantage  -  Position your organisation for success through better decision making.


 

  Kickstart Your Organisation’s Pipeline of Board Candidates Today!

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Learn more about the wider program

 
Pathway to Your Potential (P2YP) focuses on transformational experiences that empower and inspire leaders and high potential talent to make a positive difference.
 
From Sponsorship where senior leaders use their reputational capital to seek out opportunities for high potential, diverse talent, whilst building the confidence of that talent to seek out and seize career opportunities, through to Inclusive Leadership where leaders seek to understand and appreciate how to leverage the different perspectives within and throughout their organisation by listening and learning then taking action.
 
We’re here to build confidence within individuals to help them take action to impact positive change.

 

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Interested in our Workshops?
 
Register now for a range of Dr Jess Murphy experiences designed to help individuals develop their board ready mindset.
Sessions can be completed individually or part of a complete program.


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