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Toronto Workshop: "How to Get Yourself on a Board" - Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Women Get On Board

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Toronto Workshop: "How to Get Yourself on a Board" -...

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Getting Board-Ready Workshops from Women Get On Board 

This "Getting Board-Ready" workshop is developed to provide you with insights on How to Get Yourself on a Board.  Getting yourself board-ready is a journey where you need to be realistic in your skills, experience and value you bring to a board. You also need to be mindful that it is a very competitive marketplace. There is an over-supply of qualified corporate directors for a limited supply of available corporate board seats.

"How to Get Yourself on a Board" workshop:
Please join us on Thursday, October 19th! 

What will be covered:

  • Building your board profile
  • Preparing your board resume
  • Board planning
  • Preparing for board interviews


This event is discounted for Women Get On Board (WGOB) members. Please email for your member discount code.  To become a member, please email us at



Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D 
Corporate Director & Co-founder, 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 30 years of experience in technology, consumer, retail, private equity and venture capital. An experienced Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance and CEO and board succession planning.

Currently, Deborah’s corporate engagements are as a leading and serving Corporate Director and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC), as a Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ). She is also a Co-Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, a leading member based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah’s community engagements include serving as a member of Adrenalys Advisory Council and also as a member of her alma mater’s Goodman’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and she launched the school’s Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurship Award.

Deborah is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship. Selected as a Diversity 50 2014 candidate, she was also recognized in 2012 as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the corporate director award category. She was Chair of the Nomination Committee and the Chair of the Board for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, and also the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for Canada’s National Ballet School. In addition, Deborah was also the Co-chair for the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a former member of CPA Canada Risk Oversight Governance Board.

Corporate Director In Residence

Mary Garden


Mray GardenWith over 30 years of executive leadership and management experience in business, Mary’s career has included engagements with private entrepreneurial groups, multi-national corporations, advisory consulting firms and crown corporations in Canada and the USA. From 2008 - 2015, Mary led investment teams for the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), managing Canadian and international, multi-billion dollar, private equity real estate portfolios for institutional pension plan clients. Mary has been a visiting professor in Business Administration at Ryerson University and she is currently a director on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Canada, Horizon North Logistics Inc. (TSE:HNL) and the University of Victoria Foundation.

Mary is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) completing a BA and MBA. She attended the Directors Education Program - Rotman School of Management and holds the ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto, Ontario. In terms of further professional training, she has studied with the Barrett Values Centre (UK) and is certified to work with Cultural Transformation Tools for change. She has a Certificate in Organizational Coaching (UBC) and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Mary has studied extensively with Dr. Deepak Chopra (USA) and is a certified teacher of Meditation, Ayurveda & Yoga earning the Vedic Master Educator designation. She has also completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) training through the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical School.

Today Mary leads a boutique advisory firm, Mary Garden & Associates, working with select global clients and CSuite leaders in Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Workplace Well Being and Facilitation.

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Thursday, October 19th

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

The Spoke Club, in the Cellar Room
600 King Street West
Toronto, ON   M5V 1M3
Tel: 416-368-8448

Please purchase your ticket by October 13th, 2017 
Please note that tickets are transferrable but no refunds or exchanges for this event are available.


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Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. We do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

Have questions about Toronto Workshop: "How to Get Yourself on a Board" - Thursday, October 19th, 2017? Contact Women Get On Board

When & Where

The Spoke Club
600 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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