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  1. To update your board profile in our WGOB Directory for confidential board searches.
  2. To find new board opportunities in our WGOB Members Only Board Opportunities Hub
  3. To learn more about how to use our Membership platform, review our new Member Guide to Using the Glue Up Platform.

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Recent Member Board Appointments

  • Lori Sterling – Chair – Pearson College United World Colleges

  • Lynn Pelletier – YMCA BC

  • Daniela Chimisso dos Santos – Jervois Global (ASX/TSX-V:JRV)
  • Christine Carson – Big Gold Inc. (BG:CNSX)
  • Lee Bennett – IRC – Investment Review Committee (IRC) – IG Wealth Management

  • Katherine Macklem – Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
  • Julia Hanigsberg – Chair – Children’s Healthcare Canada
  • Susan Taves – Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada
  • Danielle Harrison – Arts For All
  • Kathy Wilkie – The Elliott Community
  • Lisa Prime – Options for Homes
  • Shannon Valliant – Skate Canada
  • Mackie I. Vadacchino – Chair – Bioforce Canada
  • Soussanna Karas – Orangeville Hydro
  • Jody Peck – Theatre Network
  • Leah L. Carey – Saltire Foundation Canada (SFC)
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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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2911, 2022

The Blakes Board Report 2022

By |November 29th, 2022|Publications|

The sixth edition of the annual Blakes Board Report offers the latest research and analysis on the progress and prospects for women general counsel (or GCs) on Canadian public company boards. The theme of this year’s report is Unlocking the Value: Women GCs in the Board Pipeline.

In addition to presenting data-based insights from their study of Canadian public companies, the report includes advice from a roundtable of remarkable women who have both general counsel and board experience.

Read the report:  The Blakes Board Report 2022

2911, 2022

COP27: Key outcomes for board directors

By |November 29th, 2022|Publications|

Board directors have a critical role to play in guiding their company and its ecosystem to deliver climate action and keeping the 1.5oC limit within reach. The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) supports boards of directors across the globe in making climate a boardroom priority by promoting the implementation of the Principles for Effective Climate Governance.

What key challenges and opportunities emerged from #COP27? The new Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) briefing highlights the key outcomes from the Conference, how they could affect you as a board director, and the resulting conversations you should have in the boardroom to drive action and build […]

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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.

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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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