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Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. We do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.
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I really admire what Susan and Deborah have done in establishing Women Get On Board.
You saw a need and filled it. The organization has proven to be of great value — a terrific
meeting ground and information resource.
General Counsel, Executive Member
I joined liked-minded women last night at the Women Get On Board launch sponsored by KPMG. I join earlier this year as a Corporate Director Member and I encourage my fellow colleagues who are sitting on boards or are ‘board-ready’ to join this new “member‐based forum that connects and promotes women to corporate boards”. Congratulations to Deborah Rosati FCPA, FCA, ICD.D and Susan Varty for your initiative and vision. The room was filled with unprecedented talent ready to contribute and change the Corp Board Landscape in this country.
Chief Operating Officer, Fitneff Inc. Women Get On Board Founding Corporate Director Member
I recently engaged the Women Get on Board team with the objective of getting myself “corporate board search ready” for a September launch timeframe. While I have a number of years of not-for-profit experience including several years as Chair, I knew that to make the jump to a corporate directorship, I needed someone who could look at my overall skills and experience through a corporate “board lens” in an objective and unbiased way to help me develop my unique value proposition. I also knew time was an issue for me as I am self-employed and seriously questioned my ability to make my September timeline on my own.
Susan and Deborah were outstanding at not only teasing out the relevant details, but also in broadening my understanding of what prospective boards would be looking for. Both were pro-active, available, and very generous with advice and insights.
I am very happy with the outcome and would recommend it to fellow WGOB members.
Partner, bricks+matter, Corporate Director Member
In addition to being a valuable networking opportunity, I have been really pleased and impressed with Women Get on Board’s focus on sharing practical, useful information and insight that can really help women seeking and serving on public, private and not-for-profit boards!
President, Murray Management Consulting, Founding Corporate Director Member
My possible nomination on the board of an insurance company did not come through, they selected someone from the Atlantic provinces, but they are keeping my name and 2 more seats will be available by 2017. But the fact that they learned about me through my on-line presence is encouraging me to continue and I will use that as an example in the February talk.
Corporate Director, Technology and Risk Management, Founding Corporate Director Member
To me networking is just an important component of anything you do in life. So being out there, meeting people, hearing about opportunities, hearing about other peoples’ experiences – I see networking as a positive thing building relationships with a community of women who are both on boards or looking to be on boards.
President, The Ranson Group, Founding Corporate Director Member
Being a member of WGO has been very helpful in advancing my corporate director career. WGOB events are very inclusive and members are truly open in sharing their experiences and network. The willingness to help each other is remarkable. WGOB allowed me to develop a network of valuable governance contacts in Ontario and introduced me to the existence of the CBDC Diversity 50 initiative. I applied to the 2015 edition and was selected, allowing to broaden my network at the Canadian level. I also developed my social media presence with the help of WGOB and it is making an impact to have my governance expertise recognised. WGOB is a unique in allowing individuals that are aspiring to a corporate career to map the steps they should take to acquire relevant skill sets and network to help them gradually achieve their objectives.
Corporate Director, Technology and Risk Management Founding Corporate Director Member
Great notification with curated links re board opportunities – definitely a value add to WGOB membershiper.
Governance Advisor, Women Get On Board Founding Executive Member
Thank you so much to Susan and Sheila for my Board resume. I also really appreciated Deborah’s input and questions — it helped to highlight and clarify the key messages I want to emphasize! Having a clear and succinct board profile focused on industry and skills was challenging to work through by myself, I am very optimistic that this now presents my background in a very different light. I am grateful for the guidance!
General Counsel, CareVest Operations, Corporate Director Member
Deborah, you are AMAZING! Thank you again for being the one resource for Boards that proactively supports, responds to requests for information in a swift and helpful manner, and is, in my opinion, THE number one group for women who are trying to get on Boards to join. You can quote me on that!
Founder and President, Soden Leadership Group, Corporate Director Member