Becoming a Member

Membership and event attendance is by referral. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member or interested in attending one of our events, please contact us at connect [at] women get on board [dot] ca.

Selecting Your Membership

How do you start your journey to get board-ready so you can compete for a corporate board seat? The first step is to ask yourself these 10 questions to determine your readiness for leading and serving on a corporate board. If you answer ‘Yes’ to the majority of the questions, please sign up for a Corporate Director Membership. If your answer is ‘No’ to the majority, please sign up for an Executive Membership.

10 Questions to determine if you are board-ready or getting board-ready

  1. Do you have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in a senior executive role in the public, private, crown or not‐for‐profit sectors?
  2. Are you prepared to commit at least 200 to 300 hours per year to a corporate board role?
  3. Do you have the support of your own Board of Directors and/or senior executives to serve on a board?
  4. Do you have a formal governance certification or designation (C. Dir or ICD.D) from the Directors College or the Institute of Corporate Directors?
  5. Have you ever served on a board, not‐for‐profit or for profit?
  6. Are you a team player that understands the dynamics of boards is one of the most critical components of good governance?
  7. Do you fully understand the role, responsibility and liability of a corporate director?
  8. Do you understand the difference between a board of directors role versus a management role?
  9. Do you have financial acumen—can you read and understand financial statements?
  10. Do you have experience in critical areas in our changing world such as Risk Management, International Markets, M&A, Cyber Security, Digital Media, Big Data, etc.?

Getting yourself board-ready is a journey where you need to be realistic in your skills, experience and value you bring to a board.

If you have determined that you are interested in getting board-ready, please consider registering for our Women Get On Board Getting Board-ready workshops and attending our events.