WGOB Mentorship Program

Since our founding in 2015, WGOB has seen the power of mentorship affect meaningful, real-world change when it comes to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. That’s why we launched our WGOB Mentorship Program in 2021 to promote women leaders and accelerate their corporate board journeys.

The WGOB Mentorship Program matches aspiring women corporate directors (Mentees) with accomplished leading and serving women corporate directors (Mentors) to elevate their board effectiveness and advance their board journey to a corporate board seat. The program will provide Guided Mentoring and incorporates key learnings from Deborah Rosati’s 2021 published e-book How to Get Yourself On a Board and Peer-to-Peer Networking for the Mentees.


CDN $3,60000+ HST


CDN $4,00000+ HST
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Fifth Cohort Starting April 2025
Dates TBD

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  • 1. Program Kick-Off Roundtable Session – Mentors/Mentees
    Key Learning: Master the Foundations of Board Service

  • 2. Interim Session – Mentees Only
    Key Learning: Position Your Board Offer

  • 3. Mid-Term Mentoring Roundtable Session – Mentors/Mentees
    Key Learning: Get Board Interviews

  • 4. Networking Session – Mentees Only

  • 5. Interim Session – Mentors/Mentees 
    Key Learning: Ace Your Board Interview

  • 6. Program Completion & Key Learnings Roundtable – Mentors/Mentees


Thank you to our current Women Get On Board Mentorship Program Sponsors, Sprott and Stanton Chase, who are committed to advancing the next generation of women corporate directors.

Thank you as well to our past sponsors, Sandpiper Group, irlabs, Massey Henry, and First Nations Financial Management Board.


We would like to thank our WGOB Mentorship Program Mentors

The WGOB Mentors comprise a diverse group of leading and serving women corporate directors in Canada committed to advancing board diversity. They will support our WGOB mandate to connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards.


Dr. Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, CCB.D
Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board
Corporate Director

Corporate Director in Residence

Sharon Castelino, MBA, LLM, ICD.D
Corporate Director-in-Residence, Women Get On Board Inc.

WGOB Mentorship Program Founding Advisory Council Members

We formed our WGOB Mentorship Program Founding Advisory Council to help build, support and promote our WGOB Mentorship Program, launched in 2021. This group of diverse and accomplished women leaders were committed to our WGOB mandate to connect, promote and empower the next generation of women leaders. Thank you to our WGOB Mentorship Program Founding Advisory Council members for their commitment to supporting us in our launch and building out our WGOB Mentorship Program during their term October 2020-March 2024.

Alyssa Barry, Principal & Co-founder of irlabs
Beth Tyndall, Chief People Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People and Communications at Corus Entertainment
Janis Duncan, Founder, More Than An Occasion
Jennifer Laidlaw, Transformational Leader
Lori-Ann Beausoleil, Board member, Audit Committee Chair, Retired PWC Partner
Vinny Bhathal, Managing Partner, Chief Controller, Sprott Inc., Chief Financial Officer, SAM LP

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