Be a Champion of Diversity on Boards
Be a Difference Maker!
Difference Makers reframes the debate about who can participate in a board directorship so that differences are seen as a positive. Dr Nicky Howe and Alicia Curtis share their experience developing an award-winning board governance program for young aspiring directors and the research on how different points of view and different experiences can enhance problem-solving and spark innovation; it can build better boards and ultimately better organisations.
What will I learn?
Develop your own personal commitment to diversity. Observe your own mindsets and emotions in relation to diversity.
Guidance to develop your own Board Diversity Policy and look at your recruitment, nomination and meeting processes.
Tools and Templates
Difference Makers is very interactive giving you quizzes, tools, templates to use for yourself.
Real Life Case Studies
Hear from Board members from diverse backgrounds and those who advocate for them.
What People are saying about the book
This outstanding insight into how to effectively embrace diversity is a true roadmap for creating better organisations, better companies and a better society.
-Rhys Williams, 2015 Young West Australian of the Year and CEO, The Makers
..a powerful leadership and governance story that Nicky and Alicia share based on their own personal learnings, experience and wisdom.
-Angie Paskevicius, 2015 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year and CEO, Holyoake
If you believe that diversity of experience, age and demographic is the key to better problem solving and innovation then this is a must read.
-Rabia Siddique, International humanitarian, author and advocate
Meet the Authors
Dr Nicky Howe is a CEO with a passion for building the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities. She has a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, a Postgraduate in Management from Flinders University and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business at University of Notre Dame.
Nicky is a leadership and management expert and has a diploma in Ontological Coaching from Newfield Institute. She the author of Better Relationships with Those You Lead in 2013, a handbook of practical skills and strategies for leaders and managers.
Alicia Curtis is one of Western Australia’s most inspiring young social and business entrepreneurs, as an award-winning speaker and leadership facilitator. Alicia established Alyceum in 2002 developing innovative transformational leadership programs.
Alicia has a Master’s degree in Business Leadership and was named one of the Australian Financial Review & Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2014. Alicia is the co-founder and chair of the collective giving circle called 100 Women which combines donations into a funding pool to grant to causes that empower women.