connect our community

As a community of engaged women and men in Canada, we are committed to advancing women in the boardroom. Our team works towards this with the mission to connect, promote and empower the advancement of women to the boardroom

Meet the Team

The Women Get On Board team has expertise in the areas of governance, board diversity, finance, strategy, marketing, social media, event planning, public relations, brand management, operations, and website & network administration.

ROSATI deborah 107 1000px BW e1568759074196Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, CCB.D
Corporate Director, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.

Deborah is a steadfast champion of business, corporate governance and board diversity through her board leadership and advocacy for her social purpose company to get more women on boards. She is a change agent who frequently engages through panel discussions, podcasts, articles and e-books to share her expertise and thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity and leadership. To learn more about Deborah’s speaking engagements and publications, read here:

Empower Partner

We are pleased to announce that KPMG Canada has become Women Get On Board’s first-ever EMPOWER Partner in 2022.

Since WGOB was founded in 2015, KPMG has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to our mission to connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards.

The introduction of an EMPOWER Partner marks a milestone for WGOB, as this aligns with one of our pillars to empower our WGOB Community through events and thought leadership, to lead and serve boards more effectively.

National Strategic Partners

National Strategic Partners are companies/firms that promote the advancement of women to corporate boards. These partners connect with the next generation of women corporate directors by hosting events with WGOB across Canada. Sharing lessons and providing a forum to empower leading and serving corporate directors, governance professionals, investors and executives.

Founding Corporate Partners

These are companies/firms that promote the advancement of women to corporate boards. They joined as a Founding Corporate Partners in our launch year and maintain their founding status, if they renew annually.

Workshop Partner

Companies/firms that support the advancement of women to corporate boards by collaborating with Women Get On Board to host workshops/webinars to empower women in their board journey.

Charity Partner

In appreciation for our speakers time and expertise, we believe in the spirit of giving back, and we make an annual donation to Women Get On Board’s charity partner, Dress For Success.

Regional Ambassador Council

Our ambassadors are thought-leaders, influencers, and connectors in the regions they reside who help us connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards. They are leading and serving corporate directors, governance advisors, and executives and we are grateful for their support – thank you!

Atlantic Region

Denise Allen
CEO , Vice Chair Board of Governors CBU
Elspeth Hagan
General Counsel, McCain Foods Limited
Jennifer Nicholson (Ross), CPA, CA
Board Member, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and Partner, Executive Finance
Pamela Winsor, ICD.D
Executive Coach, Board Director & Healthcare Strategist


Stella Cosby, ICD.D
Corporate Board Director
Diane J. Pettie, Q.C., ICD.D
Corporate Director, Lawyer
Colleen Pound, MBA, ICD.D
Partner | Consulting l Prairie Region, Deloitte Canada & Chile
Liz Stretch, ICD.D, MBA, CFP
Corporate Director
Jill E. Schofield
Managing Director, ZRG Partners
Angela Tu Weissenberger, MA Econ, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Owner/Principal, ATW Associates Inc.
Patricia van de Sande, CA, CPA
Corporate Director | Business Advisor | C-Suite Financial Expertise


Mary Larson
Partner at MNP LLP


Kim Butler
Head of Finance and Intergration, Ericsson and Corporate Director
Julia Elvidge ICD.D
Corporate Director
Lisa Courtney Lloyd
Vice President of Marketing at Colonnade Investments
Lorraine Mastersmith
Partner, Gowling WLG
Janice McDonald ICD.D
Founder, The Beacon Agency and Host, Fearless Women Podcast
Suzanne Morris, CPA, CA
Corporate Director
Laurel Murray, CPA, CA
Corporate Director and Management Consultant
Lori O’Neill, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Corporate Director
Vanessa Thomas
Customer Success Executive, MBA


Norma Beauchamp ICD.D
Corporate Director
Vinny Bhathal, CPA, CMA
Managing Director, Finance & Investment Operations at Sprott Inc.
Debora Bielecki
Corporate Director and CEO Bielecki & Associates Inc.
Carol Darling
Corporate Director and Senior Partner, Searchlight Partners Group
Leanna Falkiner, MSc
Chief Strategy, Digital and Marketing Officer at evoQ
Chandran Fernando
Managing Partner, Matrix 360
Jason Fleming CHRE
Corporate Director and HR Advisor
Dexter John
President & CEO, Gryphon Advisors
Cathy Logue FCPA, FCA
Managing Director, Toronto at Stanton Chase
Paul Gryglewicz
Senior Partner, Global Governance Advisors
Kelly McDougald
Corporate Director and CEO, Innovators Alliance
Debbie Stojanovic
National Director Business Development, Border Ladner Gervais


Catherine Aczel Boivie, PhD, ICD.D
Corporate Director and CEO, Strategic Technology Leadership Corporation
Mary Garden, MBA, ACC, ICD.D
Corporate Director
Natascha Kiernan, J.D., CDI.D
Corporate Director
Annalisa King, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Chair, Vancouver Airport Authority
Emily Lewis, CPA, CMA, CTP
Principal, ERPIE Advisory Inc.
Cybele Negris, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Co-Founder & CEO
Margie Parikh, C.Dir., MBA, CFP
Corporate Director
Anar Shamji Popatia BBE, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Partner, Assante Wealth Management
Shelley Williams, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Corporate Director


Bonnie Chwartacki
Corporate Board Director, Senior Executive Leader

Corporate Members

Corporate membership is for a group of women at a company, firm or organization that supports the advancement of women to corporate boards.