WGOB Mentorship Program

In the WGOB community and beyond, we’ve witnessed how mentorship has the power to advance gender diversity in the boardroom and affect meaningful, real-world change. That’s why we launched the 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 journey to a corporate board seat. Through guided mentoring, peer-to-peer networking and key learnings drawn from Deborah Rosati’s 2021 e-book How to Get Yourself On a Board, the program empowers women to take the next step in their board journey.

Format

A cohort-based program, registration includes six virtually facilitated modules with coaching and interactive working sessions. Each module is two hours and includes inter-session homework.

Facilitator

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

Executive in Residence

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

Program Schedule

  • 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

Member

CDN $3,60000+ HST

Non-Member

CDN $4,00000+ HST

Sponsors

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.

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

Testimonials

“[The] women are wonderful; thoroughly enjoying being brought together to meet mentees and mentors alike. Cannot express enough thanks for the candid feedback and “heads up’s” that are taking my personal board search to the next level.”

Stephanie Bird

“I am privileged to be a part of Women Get On Board and their [Women Get On Board] Mentorship Program, which helped lead me to my new [board] role. The coaching from such fabulous, inspirational women has been instrumental in accelerating my Board readiness and confidence.”

Barbara Boyd

“Fantastic Program and collaborative group of women to build long term relationships with. Lots of tips to learn from and a super job of matching Mentors [with Mentees].”

Lisa Prime