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Toronto Workshop: "How to Get Yourself on a Board" - Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Women Get On Board

Wednesday, March 29, 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 

The purpose of the Getting Board-ready workshops 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 experts and guest speakers who will provide practical experience to empower women with tools to enhance confidence and courage to lead and serve on boards.

"How to Get Yourself on a Board" 
Please join us on Wednesday, March 29th! 

What will be covered:

  • Building your board profile
  • Women Get On Board Skills Matrix
  • Preparing your board resume
  • Preparing for board interviews 

Breakfast will be served.

This event is discounted for Women Get On Board (WGOB) members. Members, please use the discount code/direct link sent to you. 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), a member of the Department Audit Committee for Correctional Services Canada. She is also a Co-Founder 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 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
Denise Carpenter, ICD.D, Senior Executive and Corporate Director 

Denise Carpenter

Denise Carpenter has spent her career advocating for companies and issues that matter to Canadians. Denise builds relationships and delivers value to multiple stakeholders in complex business environments. She collaborates with management and board teams to identify reputational, enterprise and operational risks and develops swift and effective risk mitigation strategies that position the organization for growth and new opportunities

As recent past President and CEO of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, which represents the business of Canada’s chain and banner pharmacies, Denise led a successful transformation of the organization to a viable and respected industry association.

 Previously, Denise served as President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, where she led the development and implementation of a multi-year strategic plan to support a renewed growth for nuclear as part of Canada’s energy supply mix. 

As former Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at EPCOR Utilities Inc., Denise lead Public Affairs as the company embarked on an infrastructure build program to elevate the company stature which lead to the creation of Capital Power Corporation IPO in 2009.

Earlier in her career, Denise was Executive Vice-President & General Manager (Western Canada) of Weber Shandwick World Wide, a global communications and engagement firm, where she built the western Canadian practice into a profitable, respected and trustworthy entity, capturing a notable client base across multiple sectors. She helped build value for client companies preparing to take on mergers and acquisitions, raise capital or go public, positioning them as credible and reputable players to the financial community. 

She is current Chair of the Audit Committee of Thunder Bay Hydro Corporation and Chair of the Governance Committee, Oshawa Power and Utilities Commission.

Denise has guided several Not for Profits from Management Boards to Governance Boards.

Denise attended MacEwan University and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto. She has served as a guest lecturer and executive in residence at the University of Alberta’s MBA program and guest lecturer at the Fellows Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. She has written and lectured widely on stakeholder relations, including public opposition to the siting of industrial infrastructure, sometimes referred to as NIMBYism or social friction. 

She has travelled widely. Denise has been honoured by GlobalTV as a Woman of Vision; by theYWCAwith a Woman of DistinctionAward; and has twice been named one ofAlbertas 50 most influential people byAlberta Venture magazine.

She now lives in Toronto and continues to travel widely. 

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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

Verity Club, Library Room

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

Please purchase your ticket by Mach 27th, 2017 
Please note that tickets are transferrable but no refunds or exchanges for this event are available.

Photography & Video: Events may be photographed and may be videotaped. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us at The resulting images may be used in Women Get On Board advertisements including print and digital, electronic communications including event announcements, emails and newsletters, on and on Women Get On Board’s social media channels. 


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.

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When & Where

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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