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.
Deborah 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: www.deborahrosati.ca
Keesha Williams, Operations Manager
Laura English, Membership & Program Manager
Nicole Rashotte, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Anet Tascio, Website and Network Administrator
Kelsey Gilchrist – Writer and Marketing Specialist
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.
Not-for-profit organizations and select private companies/firms that collaborate with us to promote the advancement of women to corporate boards.
ACE Board Training for Women
Association of Women in Finance
Best in Governance Inc.
Board Advisor, LLC
Board Diversity Network
Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI)
Council of Canadian Innovators
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)
Skills4Good, formerly B3 Canada
Women in Capital Markets
Women in Payments
Women in Mining Canada (WIMC)
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!
CEO , Vice Chair Board of Governors CBU
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
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
Partner at MNP LLP
Head of Finance and Intergration, Ericsson and Corporate Director
Julia Elvidge ICD.D
Lisa Courtney Lloyd
Vice President of Marketing at Colonnade Investments
Partner, Gowling WLG
Janice McDonald ICD.D
Founder, The Beacon Agency and Host, Fearless Women Podcast
Suzanne Morris, CPA, CA
Laurel Murray, CPA, CA
Corporate Director and Management Consultant
Lori O’Neill, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Customer Success Executive, MBA
Norma Beauchamp ICD.D
Vinny Bhathal, CPA, CMA
Managing Director, Finance & Investment Operations at Sprott Inc.
Corporate Director and CEO Bielecki & Associates Inc.
Corporate Director and Senior Partner, Searchlight Partners Group
Leanna Falkiner, MSc
Chief Strategy, Digital and Marketing Officer at evoQ
Managing Partner, Matrix 360
Jason Fleming CHRE
Corporate Director and HR Advisor
President & CEO, Gryphon Advisors
Cathy Logue FCPA, FCA
Managing Director, Toronto at Stanton Chase
Senior Partner, Global Governance Advisors
Corporate Director and CEO, Innovators Alliance
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
Natascha Kiernan, J.D., CDI.D
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 Webnames.ca
Margie Parikh, C.Dir., MBA, CFP
Anar Shamji Popatia BBE, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Partner, Assante Wealth Management
Shelley Williams, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Corporate Board Director, Senior Executive Leader
Corporate membership is for a group of women at a company, firm or organization that supports the advancement of women to corporate boards.