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Member Board Appointments

Recent member board appointments:

  • Theresa Firestone – Aurora Cannabis Inc. – TSX:ACB
  • Jennifer T. Lee Windmill Microlending

  • Lori Sterling Pearson United World College

  • Helen Bobiwash Health Sciences North

  • Norma Beauchamp HLS Therapeutics (YSX:HLS)

  • Anar Popatia – Transparency International Canada
  • Darlene Kelly – Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (TSE: CTS)
  • Joanna Lohrenz – Grand River Hospital

  • Kathryn Craig – Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  • Rosemary McCrie – Kindred Credit Union
  • Monica Rovers – Imperial Helium Corporation (CVE: HIC)
  • Jacqueline​ Ryan – Michael Garron Hospital Foundation
  • Stephanie Hart – West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation
  • Michelle Robitaille – Chambre de commerce de Gatineau / Presidency of Export Outaouais

  • Michelle Robitaille – Cilex

  • Anne Fitzgerald – LifeSpeak Inc. (TSX:LSPK)

  • Stacey Mowbray – Dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (TSX:DNTL)

  • Carol Gabanna – Canadian Centre for Accreditation

  • Maureen O’Connell – Filament Health
  • Joanne Bath – Pier Labs

  • Sharon Squire – Vice-Chair – Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (hospital) Board of Trustees

  • Maureen O’Connell – HHGlobal
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Member Showcase

2007, 2021

Jonathan Goodman, Corporate Director

By |July 20th, 2021|Member Showcase|

Jonathan Goodman, P.Eng, CFA, MBA has over 30 years mining investment and operating experience. He is Chairman and CEO of Dundee Corporation; President and CEO of Dundee Goodman Merchant Partners and Chairman of Dundee Precious Metals Board of Directors. In each of these roles he leverages deep financial, business and operations expertise along with his passion to de-risk and develop strong, sustainable mining companies, enhance social responsibility, increase their value and ultimately achieve significant returns for investors and sustainable benefits for stakeholders. What was the key driver for Dundee’s ESG strategy? With ESG in the [...]

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2307, 2021

Guide: Stacking Your Board for Diversity

By |July 23rd, 2021|Publications|

In the publication “Guide: Stacking Your Board for Diversity,” created in collaboration by our Founder & CEO Deborah Rosati and our Affiliate Partner Apical, this guide shows a critical step to ensuring that board diversity creates a pipeline of qualified, skilled, and experienced candidates from designated groups.

Read the full publication here: Guide: Stacking Your Board for Diversity

2306, 2021

Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee Matters

By |June 23rd, 2021|Event Blog|

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) is a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.

On June 10, WGOB hosted a digital webinar in partnership with Gowling WLG. The webinar featured a panel discussion, as well as breakout networking groups. The panel offered advice for board directors on matters related to nominating and corporate governance committees.

Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Corporate Director, Founder & CEO of WGOB, kicked off the panel by introducing the moderator, Alison Gray. Alison is a partner at Gowling, where she maintains her diverse commercial litigation practice. She also serves on the boards of the Association […]

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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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