Be a Champion of Diversity on Boards

Difference Makers reframes the debate about who can participate in a board directorship so that differences are seen as positive.

Be a Champion of Diversity on Boards

Difference Makers reframes the debate about who can participate in a board directorship so that differences are seen as positive.

Be a Difference Maker!
$29.95 AUD


Do you want to build better boards and better organisations?

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.

Personal Strategies

Develop your own personal commitment to diversity.  Observe your own mindsets and emotions in relation to diversity.

Board Strategies

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, and templates to use for yourself.

Real-Life Case Studies

Hear from Board members from diverse backgrounds and those who advocate for them.

Meet the authors

Dr. Nicky Howe

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 the 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.

Meet the authors

Alicia Curtis

Alicia Curtis is one of Western Australia’s most inspiring social and business entrepreneurs as an award winning speaker, leadership facilitator and community change maker.

Alicia is passionately driven by her purpose to ignite leaders to transform the world for the better - whether than be in the workplace or broader community. As the founder and coach behind Alyceum, Alicia works closely with leaders all across Australia looking to ignite their purpose and deliver change.

What people are saying

This outstanding insight into how to effectively embrace diversity is a true roadmap for creating better organisations, better companies and a better society.

Rhys Williams2015 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 Paskevicius2015 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 SiddiqueInternational Humanitarian, Author and Advocate

Frequently Asked Quesitons

Can I buy with Paypal?

Yes, you can purchase via your Paypal account or with a credit card through Paypal.

Do you provide bulk discounts?

Yes! Order 20 – 50 copies and receive 10% off RRP. For 50 – 100 copies, we offer 15% off RRP. For 100+ copies we can provide 25% off RRP.

I love this book! What can I do to help spread the word?

Share this webpage with your friends and colleagues on email and social media. You can also write and share a review of the book on your organisation website.

Do you have a hashtag for the book?

Yes we will be tweeting with the hashtag #differencemakersbook and we invite you to tweet your favourite quotes from the book too!

We want more! Do you provide presentations or workshops on diversity?

Yes, we provide conference keynotes, workshops, Lunch n’Learn sessions. Please send us an email at to find out more.