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Member Board Appointments

Recent member board appointments:

  • Lori Beausoleil – NEO Exchange
  • Katherine Macklem – Chair – Thousand Island Parkway Trail Advisory Committee (TIPTAC)

  • Kimberly Marshall – Chair – West Park Health Care

  • Norma Beauchamp HLS Therapeutics (YSX:HLS)

  • Anar Popatia – Transparency International Canada
  • Darlene Kelly – Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (TSE: CTS)
  • Joanna Lohrenz – Grand River Hospital

  • Kathryn Craig – Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  • Rosemary McCrie – Kindred Credit Union
  • Marie-Pierre Dhers – TwingTec AG

  • Valarie Sorbie – Neighbourly Pharmacy (TSX: NBLY)
  • Sarah Bull – Royal Ontario Museum

  • Sandra Roberts – Shinhan Bank of Canada, Subsiduary of Shinhan Bank Korean/Shinhan Financial Group (NYSE:SHG)
  • Stephanie Hart – Giyani Metals Corp (CVE:EMM)
  • Rachel Goldman – Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: RPX)
  • Neelam Jolly – Access to Innovation (“A2I”) Advisory Council
  • Mandy Abramsohn – Northwest Healthcare REIT (TSX: NWH.UN)
  • Brooke Hunter – UNIBA Partners
  • Ana Nunes – Vice Chair of the Strategic and Risk Management Committee – Achēv

  • Andrea Swinton – Achēv

  • Michelle Robitaille – Chambre de commerce de Gatineau / Presidency of Export Outaouais

  • Michelle Robitaille – Cilex

  • Anne Fitzgerald – LifeSpeak Inc. (TSX:LSPK)

  • Stacey Mowbray – Dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (TSX:DNTL)

  • Carol Gabanna – Canadian Centre for Accreditation

  • Maureen O’Connell – Filament Health
  • Joanne Bath – Pier Labs

  • Sharon Squire – Vice-Chair – Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (hospital) Board of Trustees

  • Maureen O’Connell – HHGlobal
  • Theresa Firestone – Cybin Inc. (NYSE:CYBN)
  • Sarah Jordan – Retail Council of Canada
  • Christine Gillespie – Chair – Transportation Committee – Fertilizer Canada and The Fertilizer Institute
  • Sam Drier – Powerex Corp.
  • Theresa Firestone – AdMare
  • Anna Alderson – Tenaz Energy (CSE: ATU)
  • Sherry Shannon-Vanstone – CANARIE
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Member Showcase

209, 2021

Christine Gillespie, Corporate Director

By |September 2nd, 2021|Member Showcase|

Christine Gillespie ICD.D, MBA, is a corporate director who has served on the boards of Neptune Bulk Terminals, the Calgary Economic Development Board, and the Highbanks Society.  She has additionally served on several subsidiary and joint-venture boards in both fertilizer and ocean shipping in Europe and North Africa. Ms Gillespie is VP, Transportation, Distribution and Logistics with Nutrien in Calgary. What drove your interest in serving on boards? Board service enriches and enhances my professional experience. I've had a long and rich career with Nutrien and wanted to understand how other leaders thought and approached [...]

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Resources

112, 2021

The Board Imperative: Purpose-driven leadership

By |December 1st, 2021|Publications|

Our sponsor MNP LLP, of our recent WGOB Speaker Series on November 30, 2021 – just published their white paper on The Board Imperative Purpose-Driven Leadership authored by Mary Larson, ICD.D, National Leader, Organizational Renewal Practice.

Read the full publication here: The Board Imperative: Purpose-driven leadership

112, 2021

The Power of Mentorship

By |December 1st, 2021|Deborah Rosati Blog|

Introduction

Since beginning my professional career over 35 years ago, I have seen the power of mentorship to affect meaningful, real-world change in advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. In fact, mentorship is one reason I launched Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) in the first place. By creating a community of women corporate directors and aspiring women corporate directors, mentorship relationships have organically occurred and helped more women get on boards. To further the power of mentorship to promote women leaders and accelerate their board journey, we launched the WGOB Mentorship Program.

In this blog, I want to […]

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Testimonials

Sandpiper has made many, many meaningful connections through Women Get On Board’s vast network. WGOB provides qualified board members with access to some of Canada’s top corporate board opportunities, and is equipping the next generation of women corporate directors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be most effective in the boardroom.

Alyssa Barry, Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications Sandpiper Group

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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