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Member Board Appointments

Recent member board appointments:

  • Rita Achrekar – Farm Credit Canada
  • Lara Spiers – Side Launch Brewing Company Inc.
  • Jo-Ann Lempert– Summit Industrial Income REIT’s Board of Trustees. (TSX: SMU.UN)
  • Joti Vallabh – Neighbour 2 Neighbour
  • Jane Skoblo – Teranet
  • Nadia Martel – Taiga Motors (TSX: TAIG)
  • Karen Grant – Adoption Council of Ontario
  • Anne-Marie Vanier – Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
  • Susan Dujmovic – Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union
  • Kim Stangeby – Chair of the Governance & HR Committee, PRT Growing Services, LS Networks, Creative Energy
  • Nacy Lovecchio – Guild House Technical Institute
  • Michelle Banik – Board of Governors – Western University
  • Jennifer Brooy – Parliamentary Centre
  • Susan Grundy – VHA Home Healthcare
  • Lisa Swartzman – Sol Cuisine (TSXV: VEG)

  • Maureen O’Connell – Filament Health
  • Beena Goldenberg – Sol Cuisine (TSXV: VEG)

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Member Showcase

1905, 2021

Mary Larson, Corporate Director

By |May 19th, 2021|Member Showcase|

Mary Larson, ICD.D, is a Partner with MNP’s Consulting Services group in Montreal. She is the National Lead of the Organizational Renewal Practice for the Firm, and also co-leads the ESG Service Line. Mary helps clients clarify and build alignment around their strategies, build leadership capacity, and embed cultures that foster outstanding execution. She is board chair of McGill’s School for Continuing Studies, a former board member of Prostate Cancer Canada and vice-president of the University Club of Montreal. She co-founded the International Women’s Forum in Canada. What ESG trends are you seeing in small [...]

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2705, 2021

The Great Chair

By |May 27th, 2021|Event Blog|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. On May 11th, we held our virtual WGOB Virtual Speaker Series sponsored by DirectorPrep.com. This virtual event featured a digital fireside chat about Brian Hayward’s new book, The Great Chair.

Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Corporate Director, Founder, and CEO of WGOB, kicked off the panel by introducing interviewer Scott Baldwin, Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com. Throughout his career as a certified board director and his work at DirectorPrep.com, Scott has gained critical insights on governance for […]

2005, 2021

The Power of Giving

By |May 20th, 2021|Deborah Rosati Blog|

I often reflect on this quote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” I have noticed the profound and powerful truth of these words.

In my 35 years as an executive, corporate director and entrepreneur, I have observed that one of the most powerful forces in the world is the power of giving. Giving motivates, delights, inspires and moves people. I have learned never to underestimate the value of giving with a generous heart.

In this blog, I will discuss:

  1. Giving and taking in business
  2. Doing well by doing good
  3. Principles for […]
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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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