More women on boards

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a social-purpose company committed to elevating the next generation of women corporate directors. Our mission is to connect, promote and empower women to serve on corporate boards with confidence and courage.

Recent Member Board Appointments

  • Theresa Redburn – Chair – Ontario 211 Services

  • Hannah McDonald – Small Business BC (SBBC)

  • Kimberly Darlington – Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (Association de l’Exploration Minière du Québec AEMQ)

  • Alison McMahon – Whistler Adaptive Sports

  • Lisa Swartzman – Flourish Pancakes

  • Pat Dunwoody – Next Edge Capital IRC

  • Sherry Dondo – Embark Student Corp and Foundation

  • Adriana Urtasun – MacKenzie Institute

  • Martha Fell – External Advisor – Investment Committee – WSIB

  • Martha Fell – Board of Trustees – WISE Trust

  • Mandy Abramsohn – West Side Square Development Fund

  • Dilhari Fernando – Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation

  • Dilhari Fernando – Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM)



“I am so excited to share that I have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Steam Whistle Brewing. Steam Whistle is a great Canadian success story with an excellent management team and Board.

Thank you to WGOB – their programs have been instrumental in helping me develop and enhance my Board skills and visibility while making wonderful relationships with other women along the way.”

Barbara Boyd, Independent Corporate Director & Chair of Audit Committee - Steam Whistle Brewing; Lifest Wellness Inc.

“We engaged Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) for their board shortlist service to identify candidates to support our board renewal process. We were pleased to have found two well-qualified Board nominees working with WGOB, Ms. Lee Bennett and Ms. Jennifer Batley. Ms. Batley’s deep customer experience expertise and Ms. Bennett’s capital markets experience will help us strengthen and diversify the skillset of our incumbent Board and deliver value for all stakeholders.”

Michael Gaffney, Chair of the Board of Intouch Insight Ltd.

“The WGOB Mentorship Program’s unique value proposition is the network of highly accomplished women board directors who are invested in supporting, uplifting and guiding their mentees on their board journey, one woman, and one board at a time. One cannot access this level of invaluable lived experience in any board prep course or certification program. Thanks to WGOB and my amazing mentor, I have elevated my board readiness and am better equipped to progress in my own board journey.”


“I joined WGOB eight months ago and began my board journey. Through the members’ bi-weekly board job postings, I found many opportunities that aligned with my goals and interests. Resources were provided during the process which helped me to prepare my board resume. The advice and support I got from individual peers and at the monthly meetings were instrumental in preparing me for the interview process. I have just been appointed to my first not-for-profit board. Thank you to the WGOB community!”

Reem Helewa

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

Shari Mogk-Edwards

“BRAVO Deborah to you and your wonderful team!!! It was exceptionally well done. The speakers and panel were great and the excitement in the room was so energizing! I am still smiling. Thank you for including me in your inaugural summit…I have no doubt it will be the first of many, many fabulous summits to come!”

Alison Jeffrey