WGOB webinars empower women on their journey to corporate boards by sharing lessons learned and providing a forum to connect with our community.


Tips on Getting Board Ready
October 15, 2020 | 4:30 – 5:45pm EST
Hosted by BMO

Recorded Webinars

ESG and the Role of the Board
October 29, 2020
Hosted by Gowling WLG

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Tips on Getting Board Ready
October 15, 2020
Hosted by BMO

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ESG, Strategy & The Culture Imperative
June 16, 2020
Presented in Partnership with MNP LLP

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Audit Committee Perspective on Cyber Issues
June 4, 2020
Hosted by KPMG LLP

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ESG and the Role of the Board
May 26, 2020
Hosted by Gowling WLG

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Getting Board Ready Program

Delivered in collaboration with LHH Knightsbridge, these unique online programs offer practical insights that empower women beyond governance education to accelerate inclusion and effectiveness of female talent on Boards across Canada.

Getting Board Ready

Getting Board Ready (GBR) program is designed to empower women on their journey to land their first corporate Board seat. GBR offers practical and actionable insights in a combination of micro-learning, virtually facilitated discussion by experts, practical homework, and hands-on support.

Online Format: A cohort-based program, registration includes all six (6) modules virtually facilitated with peer coaching/interactive working sessions each 2 hours with inter-session homework.

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Finding Your Focus
Tuesday January 19, 2021 | 11:30 -1:30pm EST

Your Board Value Proposition
Tuesday February 16, 2021 | 11:30 -1:30pm EST

Your Board Impact
Tuesday March 16, 2021 | 11:00am- 12:45pm OR 12:15pm-2:00pm EST

How to Get your Next Board Role
Monday April 19, 2021 | 11:30 -1:30pm EST

Board-Ready Basics
Tuesday May 18, 2021 | 11:30 -1:30pm EST

Action Planning
Tuesday June 15, 2021 | 11:30 -1:30pm EST


Andrea Plotnick, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Board and Executive Solutions at LHH Knightsbridge 

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

1. Do you have 10+ years in senior executive experience (or the equivalent)?
2. Looking to advance your Board career?
3. Find 10 questions here to assess your readiness for the online program.

Delivered in collaboration with:

Optional services available for additional fees:
1. Additional assessment & feedback; eg. behavioural interview to assess Board competencies
2. One-on-one coaching

Women Get On Board virtual speaker series is focused on topics that are essential for boards to be more effective in their roles. An effective board is critical for companies to navigate through these turbulent times we are facing both internal and external challenges & new opportunities – from diversity & inclusion, health & safety, improving operational performance to successful engagement with regulators, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Expert speakers will discuss strategies and provide insights on how boards can more effective:

• Board & Director Evaluations
• Board Composition & Renewal
• Executive & Director Compensation Beyond COVID-19
• The Strategic Power of ESG: What Boards Can and Must Do


The Strategic Power of ESG: What Boards Can and Must Do
December 3, 2020 | 11:30-1:00pm EST
Sponsored by: MNP LLP

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Executive & Director Compensation Beyond COVID-19
January 12, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm EST
Sponsored by: Global Governance Advisors

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Board & Director Evaluations
September 9, 2020 | 11:30-1:00pm EST
Sponsored by: Board Advisor LLC

Board Composition & Renewal
October 5, 2020 | 11:30-1:00pm EST
Sponsored by: Stanton Chase

Call for Nominations

This award will recognize honourees who excel in and out of the boardroom across Canada in 2021 at a virtual event-stay tuned for details.

Nominees will be evaluated based on their breadth and depth of governance leadership as outlined in the award guidelines. The selection committee welcomes nominations for women who are leading and serving as directors on public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and public sector boards.

Questions? Connect with us for more information.

Past Events and Speakers

We thank the business leaders that share their insights and experience in our events to empower our participants to be more effective Corporate Directors. We believe in the spirit of giving back, to thank our speakers we make a donation to our charity partner, Dress for Success.

Beverly Behan
Jennifer Kirnbauer
Susan Brown
Judith Athaide
Stephen Pike
Liane Langstaff
Jennifer Muench
Vivian Lee
Anar Shamji Popatia
Jennifer King
Darren Jones
Sylvia Kingsmill
Hartaj Nijjar
Josée Morin
Richard Arthurs
Mary Larson
Milla Craig
Stephen Pike

Norma Beauchamp
Steve Latinovich
Kathleen Ritchie
Laurel Murray
Sheldon Gunn
Juliet Woodfield
Andrew Hung
Karla Mccarthy
Shane Klein
Allison Hakomaki
Sarine Mustapha
Leah Weatherill
Dianne Morrison
Karen Lockridge
Ilana Hechter
Jennifer Hustwitt
Elaine Roper
Mike Roberts
Sherry Porter
Monica Murray
Maureen Howe
Bev Park
Stephan May
Kim Butler
Jacqueline Gauthier
Lorraine Mastersmith
Deborah Rosati
Anna M. Alderson
Lori Ell
Dianne Morrison
Mark Warren
Susannah Crabtree
Lovey Sidhu
Cybele Negris
Vivian Lee
Natascha Kiernan
Diane Pettie
Patty Mcleod
Greg Peterson
Allison Hakomaki
Steven Jensen
Hesham Abourahma
Julia Davidson
Jack Graham, Qc
Elspeth Hagan
Jinny Chan
Silvia Montefiore
Trish Volker
Aida Cipolla

Craig O’Neill
Catherine Evans
Lori O’Neill
Lesley Luk
Mary Garden
Shona Mcglashan
Dr. Carol Liao
Colleen Pound
Morgan Campbell
Diane Pettie
Jennifer Gillivan
Cheryl Hodder
Tanya Van Biesen
Jennifer Nicholson (Ross)
Deborah Rosati
Kim West
Lorraine Mastersmith
Elaine Roper
Michael Tremblay
Sheila Leggett
Narmin Vasanji
Doug Haughey
Margie Parikh
Annalisa King
Alan Peretz
Geri Prior
David McFadden
Daryl Yeo
Nancy Chase
Richard Monkman

Heather Cheeseman
Brent Houlden
Wendy Kei
Mike Adlem
Andrea Orviss
Sue Paish
Rod Senft
Tina Woodside
Erin Runnalls
Tanya Sinclair
Laurel Murray
Byron Holland
Mary Larson
Belinda Bain
Alexandra Kindbom
Lorraine Mastersmith
Chris Cooper
Deborah Rosati
Julie Kothlow
Bob Elton
Bev Park
Elaine Wong
Lori Ell
Mark Livingston
Mark Smith
Lorne W. Segal
Lorraine Mastersmith
Dianne Morrison
Cathy Logue
Carol Darling
Raja Khanna
Paul Gryglewicz
Elke Rubach
Audrey Wubbenhorst
Nancy Chase, Cpa, Ca, Cia, Crma
Kim Butler
Brian Peters

Cathy Logue
Claude Haw
Deborah Rosati
Dr. Michael Hartmann
Lynn Beauregard
Anna Paluzzi
Kevin West
Sharon Ranson
Michael Rhodes Skutezky
Glenn Keeling
Kathleen Keller-hobson
Kathy Weston
Kelly Mcdougald
Lisa Melchior
Tom Muir
Susan Varty
Josée Morin

Lori O’neill
Rebecca Mooney
Elaine Roper
Tamara Paton
Jennifer Bouyoukos
Josée Morin
Gigi Dawe
Fariba Anderson
Laurel Murray
Beverly Topping

Photography & Video:

Events may be photographed and may be videotaped. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us at connect@womengetonboard.ca. The resulting images may be used in Women Get On Board advertisements including print and digital, electronic communications including event announcements, emails and on Women Get On Board’s social media channels.