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Emerging Issues in the Boardroom:
The New Realities of Corporate Governance

Next Session - June 8, 2023

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Information Session

August 15, 2023

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WGOB Financial Intelligence
in the Boardroom Program

Cohort #5 Starts September 27, 2023

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Recent Member Board Appointments

  • Christie Stephenson – VanCity

  • Doris Stamml – Fleming College

  • Maureen O’Connell – NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (“NorthWest”, “REIT”) (TSX: NWH.UN)

  • Nev Kent – Parachute Canada
  • Debora Bielecki – AltaML Inc.

  • Caroline Pajot – Unique Appliances Ltd

  • Qi Tang – Choice Property REIT (TSX: CHP.UN)
  • Maureen Moneta – Edmonton Unlimited
  • Margie Parikh – LIFT Impact Partners
  • Irfat Muna– Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Claudia Pascu – Université de Montréal

  • Carol Poulsen – Currency Exchange International / Exchange Bank of Canada (TSX:CXI)

  • Shona McGlashan – Chair – Pain BC

  • Doris Stamml – ORION-Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network

  • Anne Ramsay – Trent University

  • Julia Hanigsberg – Chair – Solutions for Kids in Pain
  • Janet Cloud – DUCA Credit Union
  • Wendy Kei – Chair – NFI Group (TSX: NFI)
  • Jen Semple-Berger – Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC)
  • Maureen Moneta – Mainroad Group
  • Elaine Lajeunesse – Desjardins
  • Dr. Lois Nahirney – BCAA
  • Mackie I. Vadacchino – Groupe Robert

  • Reem Helewa – Fashion Takes Action
  • Jill LePage – Heartache2Hope
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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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1105, 2023

STANDOUT From The Crowd podcast: Strategies For Securing A Board Seat

By |May 11th, 2023|Podcasts|

WGOB Founder & CEO Deborah Rosati was recently interviewed by Darine BenAmara on the STANDOUT From the Crowd podcast to discuss how women leaders can secure a board seat. Throughout the conversation, they discussed Deborah’s board journey, as well as WGOB’s mission to get more women on boards.

Watch on YouTube: STANDOUT From The Crowd podcast: Strategies For Securing A Board Seat

1005, 2023

Executive Upskilling for Next-Gen Directorship — 2023 Survey Report

By |May 10th, 2023|Publications|

What’s the current state of executive leadership development? What are the upskilling needs of the next generation of board directors?

In a new report, Stanton Chase answers these questions as part of their analysis of the findings from their Next-Gen Directorship Survey. Participants of the survey consisted of C-level executives and current board members who were asked to evaluate their competencies as directors in today’s boardrooms.

Read the full report:  Executive Upskilling for Next-Gen Directorship — 2023 Survey Report

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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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