Take on Board KickStarter

Who this program is for

KickStarter is a group program for women and gender diverse people who are thinking of taking on a board directorship position and don’t know where to start.


Sold out for 2024. Add your name to the standby list.

Gaining clarity around story and strengths

Learn how KickStarter provided Caroline Pilot the opportunity to explore boardroom challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

When it is held

  • Modules 1-4: Sat 20 Apr 2024 (full day, in person)
  • Module 5: Tue 23 Apr 2024 (90 mins, Zoom)
  • Module 6: Tue 30 Apr 2024 (90 mins, Zoom)
  • Module 7: Tue 7 May 2024 (90 mins, Zoom)
  • Module 8: Tue 14 May 2024 (90 mins, Zoom)
  • Module 9: Tue 21 May 2024 (90 mins, Zoom)

Explore what makes a board great in a safe, encouraging and fun environment

Each year, there are two scholarship places available at 75% off the full-priced fee. Women and gender diverse people who are: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; from culturally diverse backgrounds; living with a disability; and LGBTIQA+ will be given preference for these scholarship places. Contact me for more information.

Take on Board alumni pose in a row at the 2022 alumni dinner.

Helga's Kickstarter program is brilliant – very well designed and full of practical information. Helga is so generous with her time and expertise. Not only that, Helga has created a community of talented, accomplished women that is a goldmine of support and contacts. Well worth it!

How it works

  • 1
    Register for the 2024 program.
  • 2
    I’ll send you the prep info the week before KickStarter starts.
  • 3
    Modules 1-4 (9.30am to 5pm): we meet as a group in Brunswick.
  • 4
    Modules 5-9 (7.30am to 9am): we meet as a group on Zoom.
We look at you and your board strengths
We get you ready to apply for the board
We get you ready for the interview and board role

Or, maybe you need…

A small group program for board directors looking to build on governance experience and explore challenges in a safe environment.

Tailored coaching to develop individual board skills and support directorship progression.
Choose a 60 or 90-minute session to work on a specific board challenge.

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