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Member Board Appointments

Recent member board appointments:

  • Colleen Kelley – Diefenbunker Museum
  • Cybele Negris – BlueShore Financial
  • Orchid Jahanshahi – Kinark Child and Family Services
  • Marlene Lenarduzzi – Risk Management Association of Toronto
  • Neelam Jolly – IAPP Certification Appeals Board
  • Darlene Hyde – Chair – Insurance Council of BC
  • Sonia Yung – Diabetes Canada
  • Barbara Rodgers – Green Group of Companies (Greenrock Real Estate Advisors)
  • Susan Dujmovic – Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union
  • Rosemary McCrie – Kindred Credit Union
  • Evelyn Foo – U of T Alumni Association
  • Suanne Nielsen – Meridian Credit Union
  • Carmen Rossiter – Ontario Medical Association
  • Susan Grundy – VHA Home Healthcare
  • Stephanie Holko – Ontario Society of Professional Engineer
  • Tara Wilson – Open Banking Initiative Canada
  • Natascha Kiernan – Empress Royalty

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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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2204, 2021

Are You Ready for Public Service Boards?

By |April 22nd, 2021|Event Blog|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. On April 13th, we held our virtual WGOB Speaker Series sponsored by Odgers Berndtson. This virtual speaker series featured a panel format to provide an in-depth look at public sector boards.

Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Corporate Director, Founder & CEO of WGOB kicked off the panel by introducing the moderator, Elaine Roper, Head of Board Practice at Odgers Berndtson. Elaine introduced the two panelists:

  • Wendy Kei, Board Chair at Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG)
  • […]

2104, 2021

The Power of Sponsorship

By |April 21st, 2021|Deborah Rosati Blog|

I often hear that women need more mentorship from men and women leaders to advance their careers. While this is true, women need more than mentorship alone. Women need sponsorship, too!

Mentorship vs. sponsorship

What is the difference between “mentorship” and “sponsorship”?

There are a few critical distinctions between the roles. Mentorship is about advising. They help by guiding behind the scenes. Sponsorship, on the other hand, is about acting. Sponsors support individuals they believe in by publicly advocating them when they are not in the room.

In her Harvard Business Review article, organizational behaviour expert Herminia Ibarra succinctly describes the difference […]

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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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