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.

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.