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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
  • Monica Rovers – Imperial Helium Corporation (TSXV:IHC)

  • 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)
  • 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
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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

1510, 2021

Preparing for a Board Interview

By |October 15th, 2021|Deborah Rosati Blog|

Introduction

According to a Harvard Business Review article called “Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident,” having more women on boards yields better results for shareholders because having female board members helps temper the overall confidence of male CEOs.

As CEO and Founder of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), my goal, quite simply, is to get one more woman on a board, one woman at a time. In my over 35 years as an executive, corporate director and entrepreneur, I have observed that many women face the same stumbling block as they work to […]

1410, 2021

Elevating Your Board Effectiveness

By |October 14th, 2021|Event Blog|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. On October 5th, WGOB held a virtual webinar on Elevating Your Board Effectiveness. The event was sponsored by BMO, WGOB’s national strategic partner. The session provided practical insights, intelligence and tools to empower women with the skills and confidence to lead and serve on boards.

Sheri Griffiths, Senior Vice President & Head of Ontario Canadian Commercial Banking at BMO &

Executive Sponsor, BMO for Women, kicked off the event.

“At BMO, we have a rich history of supporting […]

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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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