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How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles - Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Verity Club 111 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M5C 1S2 Canada

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Getting Board-ready Workshop Series from Women Get On Board

The purpose of the Getting Board-ready workshop series is to help women gain insights and learn about the skills they need to prepare for board opportunities. These half-day workshops will be facilitated by Corporate Directors, governance and search experts who will provide practical experience to empower women with tools to enhance confidence and courage to lead and serve on boards.

How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles
Facilitated by Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D and Kelly McDougald

Please join us on November 4th for our second workshop in the Getting Board-Ready series. Breakfast will be served. Please sign up for the last date in the series: How to Get Yourself on a Board on December 9th, 2015.

What will be covered:

  • Women Get On Board self-assessment tool
  • Seek out Non Profit board experience
  • Doing your due diligence
  • Knowing what type of governance education you need

This event is discounted for Women Get On Board (WGOB) members. Members, please use the discount code/direct link sent to you. Please contact us at connect@womengetonboard if you did not recieve your code. To become a member, please email us at


Deborah Rosati, Corporate Director and Co-founder of Women Get On Board

Deborah Rosati

Deborah Rosati is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 25 years of experience in the retail and technology sectors. An audit committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, CEO succession planning, strategic planning, public company accounting and reporting and corporate governance.

Currently, Deborah’s corporate engagements are as a Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Sears Canada and her recent appointments to the NexJ Systems Board and Chair of the Audit Committee, and to the Department Audit Committee for Correctional Services Canada. She is also a Co-Founder of Women Get On Board, a member-based forum that connects and promotes women to corporate boards. Deborah’s community engagement include her alma mater’s Goodman’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the launch of the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurship Co-op Award.

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Kelly McDougald

Kelly McDougald

Kelly McDougald is an experienced corporate leader and board director.

Kelly’s cross function leadership experience includes more than 25 years in senior executive positions in the telecom sector at Nortel Networks and Bell Canada where she led diverse functional groups including Corporate Strategy, Sales and Marketing, R&D and Business Development. She also served as the President of a Canadian Nortel subsidiary, TTS Meridian Systems.

Following her career in the telecom sector Kelly assumed the position of CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). OLG is a $6.5B provincial corporation employing 20,000 people across Ontario. Kelly then moved to lead the national careers practice of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, a Canadian Professional Services organization.

Currently Kelly acts as a business consultant and coach across multiple organizations leveraging her diverse functional and sector leadership experience.

In the area of corporate governance, Kelly has served as a Director and Committee Member of numerous organizations including Allstate Canada, The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, Career Star Group and the Toronto Board of Trade. She currently serves as a Director on the public company, BSM Wireless. Additionally she is the Board Chair of two not-for-profit organizations, Career Edge and The Clifton Foundation.

Kelly is a graduate of the Director’s Education Program at the University of Toronto (The Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D) and has attended the Stanford University Directors program.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


8:30 am - 9:00 am: Light breakfast, networking
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop


Verity Club, Library
111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
Tel: 416.368.6006

Please purchase your ticket by October 29th, 2015.

Please note that tickets are transferrable but no refunds or exchanges for this event are available.

Women Get On Board is a member-based forum that connects and promotes women to corporate boards by hosting roundtable events and showcasing their expertise online.