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Recent Member Board Appointments

  • Mina Mawani – LCBO
  • Pamela Winsor – Oxford Immune Algorithmics
  • Ginny MacDonald – Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) – Atlantic Regional Advisory Board

  • Marilyn Spink – Star Diamond Corporation (TSX: DIAM)
  • Natascha Kiernan – Green Impact Partners (TSXV: GIP)

  • Pam Laycock – Vice-Chair – Girl Guides of Canada
  • Stephanie Bird – IGPC Ethanol Inc.
  • Cyrielle Chiron – Canadian Advisory Board – Open Banking Expo
  • Cheryl Burt – Autism Canada
  • Nicki Griffin – Calgary Horticultural Society
  • Christine Wellenreiter – Vice-Chair – Skilled Trades Ontario / Métiers spécialisés Ontario
  • Shelley Williams – Technical Safety BC

  • Christie Stephenson – Co-operators

  • Dee Patterson – Elexicon Energy

  • Lisa Swartzman – Prana Organic

  • Paula Frederick – Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Sheila Leggett Sproule

  • Audra Davies – Vitality Products (TSXV: VPI)
  • Susan Taves – Enova Power Corporation
  • Shelley Williams – Bank of Canada
  • Judith Athaide – CPPIB
  • Tracy Primeau – Ingenium (Board of Trustees)

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Member Showcase

2809, 2022

#BoardDiversity Matters: Agents of Change – Judith Athaide

By |September 28th, 2022|Member Showcase|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women on corporate boards. This is the fourth WGOB member showcase on #BoardDiversityMatters - Agents of Change, our series that profiles our WGOB members who are taking exemplary actions to champion board diversity. Corporate director Judith Athaide still thinks about a girl scout activity from back when she was a child. It was a relatively simple game. Each girl was given a list of twenty survival items, and she was to select the ten that were most necessary to survive [...]

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2103, 2023

Inclusive boards: demystifying the “I” in DEI

By |March 21st, 2023|Publications|

Do boards belong to everyone, and if not, what do we need to do to fix them? In a new article, WGOB member Shona McGlashan demystifies the concept of board inclusion and explores how to deliberately create an inclusive board culture that ensures that boardrooms really do belong to everyone. It’s the first in a series she’s writing for the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Read the article: Inclusive boards: Demystifying the “I” in DEI

903, 2023

Hey Ladies! The boardroom needs you. Deborah Rosati tells us why.

By |March 9th, 2023|Media|

In a new interview with Bespoke, WGOB and Founder CEO Deborah Rosati opens up about her early board experience and explains why it’s so important to promote diversity in the boardroom. She also explores what holds women back and what they can do to lift each other up.

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I have greatly appreciated WGOB as I have transitioned my career to board work. WGOB continues to be a source of great information and provides a sense of community.

Anne-Marie Vanier, Board Director at Gore Mutual Insurance and LawPRO Independent Director and Consulting Actuary of AMVanier Consulting

As I continue to work with the organization (WGOB), I can share with you this is an amazing firm with specially skilled professionals who are devoted to its membership and ensuring that they provide the resources to help foster the excellence of board governance. Deborah, her team, and her panel of subject matter expert presenters take great responsibility in delivering content that is timely and relevant.

Bonnie Chwartacki, Corporate Board Director | Executive Leader

I have appreciated the ongoing support of Deborah since joining WGOB. The events/programs and networking opportunities offered are very beneficial.

Shari Mogk-Edwards, Founder, Shari’s Picks Consulting

This [shortlist report] is a first class package, process and outcome! The results exceeded expectations as we have sourced our last two board members, not to mention a roster of first class candidates, through WGOB — so thank you!

George Horhota, B.A., J.D.,ICD.D. , Co-Founder at The Brockton - Cowork Management Services

Terrific Women Get On Board workshop, with 20 executive leaders. Packed with practical, actionable insights. Networking off the charts! Session facilitated by Deborah Rosati FCPA, FCA, ICD.D & Kelly McDougald, Corporate Director in Residence. A good morning investment. Consider becoming a member if you are a Woman seeking BOD/BOG appointments.

Gail Johnson Morris, MBA, DBA, Board of Governors, Durham College

I am excited and honoured for my appointment to Chair of the Board for OPG. Although I possessed the requisite experience and skills for my board positions, WGOB facilitated the expansion of my network and broadened my opportunities.

Wendy Kei, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Chair of the Board for Ontario Power Generation Department of Audit Committee at Transport Canada - Transports Canada
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