Board Readiness Program

Board Readiness Program

How different is your board?

Dr Jess Murphy is in the business of disrupting traditional corporate structures to move them into the 21st Century mindset. In partnership with Mercer, 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.


Dr Jess Murphy
Founder, Pathway To Your Potential

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Use our Boardroom Calculator to 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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5 Tips to get you closer to being appointed to a board

"The pool of aspiring directors has significantly increased, but so too have the duties and obligations along with the amplification of reputational and personal risk. Find out what it takes to improve your chances of being appointed to a board that is right for you."

5 Tips to get you closer to being appointed to a board

"The pool of aspiring directors has significantly increased, but so too have the duties and obligations along with the amplification of reputational and personal risk. Find out what it takes to improve your chances of being appointed to a board that is right for you."

Start your Board Readiness experience with Dr Jess Murphy

Jess works with forward-thinking organisations to help them disrupt their structures in positive ways that create a brighter tomorrow. Through the Board Readiness Experience companies will:

  • Tap into the latent potential sitting within the executive ranks to retain and grow this talent.
  • Build a pipeline of ‘board ready’ candidates to contribute to not only their companies but other companies wanting to enhance their board composition of ‘difference’.
  • Experience the financial benefits that come from having diverse board composition
  • Demonstrate their commitment to societal / CSR / Investment expectations in 2019.

     

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.

Kickstart your organisation's pipeline of diverse board candidates now.
Kickstart your organisation's pipeline of diverse board candidates now.

Are you an individual looking to start your journey?

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.

Session 1 - Building your Leadership Presence and Brand

Equips Participants with the tools and insights to grow their professional impact and successfully identify and build their own authentic individual brand.

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Session 2 - Networking to Build Opportunity Base

Equips Participants to enhance their influence, developing tools and confidence to grow networks and relationships with people that matter and realise their potential in a way that suits their style.

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Session 3 - Negotiating to Influence

Equips Participants with the tools, confidence and resilience to make decisions and move strategically in their Board career, whilst concurrently addressing live issues in a Board context.

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Session 4 - Putting it into practice: 'Real play with role play'

Equips Participants with the practical application, live feedback and awareness of behaviours to effectively participate with maximum impact and engagement.

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