Founding Corporate Partners

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



Global Governance Advisors (GGA) is an independent advisory firm that provides counsel to Boards of Directors in collaboration with senior management. GGA is internationally recognized, servicing clients from offices in Toronto, Calgary, New York and Miami, providing expert advice in the areas of executive compensation, Board effectiveness, CEO succession planning, and corporate governance.

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IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBMers around the world bring innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground-breaking real world problems to help make the world work better.

Outstanding governance helps drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. And that’s where KPMG comes in. An international and Canadian leader in delivering audit, tax and advisory services, KPMG promotes boardroom excellence by providing insights and programs that companies and organizations rely on to help them address critical board and management issues.



Plexman is a full-service photography and video production company with a history of elevating the corporate image of our clients to new levels of professionalism. We have the creative, technical and organizational capacity to facilitate every aspect of a project, including managing and directing photography in multiple locations. We work with many of Canada’s leading companies creating authentic and engaging, on-brand images that reflect the quality of service and depth of expertise they are known for.

Osler is a leading business law firm practising internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. Our clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. We have built our reputation on our commitment to our clients’ success and the experience, expertise and collaborative approach for which we are recognized. We believe that our success is a reflection of our clients’ success.

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SkyLaw is a boutique corporate and securities law firm offering sophisticated legal and strategic advice to public and private companies through an innovative law firm structure.


Stikeman Elliott LLP is recognized internationally for the sophistication of its business law practice. Our 500 lawyers include many of Canada’s most prominent business practitioners and leading litigators, and our depth across practice areas enables clients to benefit from efficient, expert teams of lawyers at all levels. The firm has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers, one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.