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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 [...]


712, 2023

Modern Governance: The Future of Board Committees

By |December 7th, 2023|Publications|

Our Affiliate Partners, Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) and Best in Governance Inc. (BIG), have just released their Future of Board Committees report, which explores the landscape of contemporary governance, focusing on the evolution of board committees, changing boardroom practices, and the influences of emerging trends on governance structures.

Leveraging expertise from over 200 governance professionals, directors, industry academic associations and regulatory and legislative bodies, the report examines the future of modern governance, including modern board committees, evolving boardroom practices, and the impacts of emerging trends in governance structures.

Download the report: Modern Governance: The Future of Board […]

512, 2023

CPA Canada Releases the Second Edition of CPAs on Board

By |December 5th, 2023|Publications|

Our Affiliate Partner, CPA Canada, recently released the second edition of CPAs on Board, their report on the composition of board and audit committees in Canada. In their research, they examined the involvement of CPAs on boards and audit committees at 754 Canadian publicly traded companies (from the S&P/TSX Composite Index). Using data-driven insights, the report provides a snapshot of the current state of CPAs in corporate governance roles and a comparison of the results from the first edition.

Download the full report: CPAs on Board


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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