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Member Board Appointments

Recent member board appointments:

  • Orchid Jahanshahi – Kinark
  • Marlene Lenarduzzi – Risk Management Association of Toronto
  • Neelam Jolly – IAPP Certification Appeals Board
  • Darlene Hyde – Chair – Insurance Council of BC
  • Sonia Yung – Diabetes Canada
  • Susan Armstrong – Chair of the Board – OMA Insurance
  • Debora Bielecki – Fairly
  • Deborah Dubenofsky – Municipal Employer Pension Centre of Ontario (MEPCO)
  • Lori-Ann Beausoleil – Black Opportunity Fund
  • Rosario Astuvilca-Rojas – PDAC
  • Michelle Banik – Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A)
  • Pamela Steer – Michael Garron Hospital
  • Adriana Urtasun Weinstein – Advisory Board – tiptap
  • Christine M. Langevin – Treasurer – Independent Wine Education Guild Board of Directors
  • Effie Slapnicar – AlphaPlus
  • Caroline Lewko – Acetech
  • Natascha Kiernan – Soma Gold Corp. (TSXV:SOMA)

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Member Showcase

1203, 2021

Sheila Leggett, Corporate Director

By |March 12th, 2021|Member Showcase|

There are tremendous drivers for boards to provide governance oversight on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.  However, getting ESG on the board agenda is challenging at the best of times, let alone when companies are fighting for survival.  And yet, there are  women leaders who are doing just that: identifying opportunities and solutions that align with their corporate strategy. In this Women Get On Board  (WGOB) member showcase series, we will shine a light on those governance leaders and the steps they took to identify meaningful, achievable ESG opportunities.  This month’s WGOB member profile [...]

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604, 2021

The Innovation Agenda: Governing with a Digital-First Mindset

By |April 6th, 2021|Event Blog|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. On March 23, WGOB hosted a digital webinar in collaboration with their National Strategic Partner, KPMG LLP. The topic of the webinar was the innovation agenda and how to govern with a digital-first mindset.

Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Founder & CEO of WGOB, kicked off the virtual event by introducing the moderator, Armughan Ahmad, President & Managing Partner, Digital, KPMG LLP. Armughan introduced the following panelists:

1703, 2021

New Complexities in Governance: How Board of Directors are Managing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

By |March 17th, 2021|Articles|

By Denise Carpenter, ICD.D

In the modern Boardroom, it is essential to increase your Board’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) visibility and fluency. It’s just good governance.

Before diving in from a Board perspective, it’s important to define AI. AI systems used by businesses today are highly efficient and powerful prediction engines. AI generates predictions based on data sets selected by engineers and subject matter experts, who use them to train and feed algorithms that are, in turn, optimized on articulated goals — most often — by those developers. However, engineers designing these systems are not typically tasked with building in guardrails for effective […]

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Sandpiper has made many, many meaningful connections through Women Get On Board’s vast network. WGOB provides qualified board members with access to some of Canada’s top corporate board opportunities, and is equipping the next generation of women corporate directors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be most effective in the boardroom.

Alyssa Barry, Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications Sandpiper Group

This [shortlist report] is a first class package, process and outcome! The results exceeded expectations as we have sourced our last two board members, not to mention a roster of first class candidates, through WGOB — so thank you!

George Horhota, B.A., J.D.,ICD.D. , Co-Founder at The Brockton - Cowork Management Services

Terrific Women Get On Board workshop, with 20 executive leaders. Packed with practical, actionable insights. Networking off the charts! Session facilitated by Deborah Rosati FCPA, FCA, ICD.D & Kelly McDougald, Corporate Director in Residence. A good morning investment. Consider becoming a member if you are a Woman seeking BOD/BOG appointments.

Gail Johnson Morris, MBA, DBA, Board of Governors, Durham College

I am excited and honoured for my appointment to Chair of the Board for OPG. Although I possessed the requisite experience and skills for my board positions, WGOB facilitated the expansion of my network and broadened my opportunities.

Wendy Kei, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Chair of the Board for Ontario Power Generation Department of Audit Committee at Transport Canada - Transports Canada
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