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Toronto Workshop: "How to Get Yourself on a Board" - Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Women Get On Board

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 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 Wednesday, March 28th! 

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 & Founder & CEO, 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 for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC); for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ) and Chair of the Audit Committee; and for MedReleaf (TSX: LEAF) and Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also 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 the Adrenalys Advisory Council and she launched the Goodman School of Business 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

Kelly McDougald
Executive Advisor, BDC Advisory Services

Kelly McDougaldKelly’s cross functional leadership experience spans more than 25 years in senior executive positions in the telecom sector at Nortel Networks and Bell Canada.  Her broad business experience was garnered through leading diverse organizations including Corporate Strategy, 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), a $6B organization with 20,000 employees.  Kelly then moved to a more entrepreneurial adventure leading the national Career Solutions Practice at Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions.  Currently she continues to work with entrepreneurs serving as an Executive Advisor for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) advising CEOs of high growth firms.

Kelly has served as a Board Director, Committee member and/or Board Chair across numerous organizations including:  Allstate Canada, The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, Career Star Group, and the Toronto Board of Trade. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board of Optimum Talent and as a Director of two not-for-profit organizations, Career Edge and The Clifton Foundation (Chair).

A graduate of the Director’s Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), Kelly has also  attended the Stanford University Directors program.  She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and senior leadership development programs at Harvard and The Rotman School of Business.



Wednesday, March 28th

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

KPMG, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto Boardroom 
333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
Toronto, ON   M5H 2S5
Tel: 416-777-8500

Please purchase your ticket by March 26th, 2018
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" - Wednesday, March 28th, 2018? Contact Women Get On Board

When & Where

Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto Boardroom
333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
Toronto, ON M5H 2S5

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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