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Understanding Your Role on a Board - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Women Get On Board

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Understanding Your Role on a Board: Single Ticket   more info 13 Tickets Ended CA$300.00 CA$11.10 CA$40.44
All Three Workshops: 10% Discount   more info 16 Tickets Ended CA$810.00 CA$19.95 CA$107.89

Event Details

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.

Understanding Your Role on a Board 
Facilitated by Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D and Co-Facilitaor Sari Diamond

Please join us on October 7th for our first workshop in the Getting Board-ready series. Breakfast will be served. Please sign up for the other dates in the series: How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles on November 4th and How to Get Yourself on a Board on December 9th, 2015.

What will be covered:

  • The purpose of boards
  • The fiduciary duty of the board
  • Relationship of boards and management--oversight
  • How boards work--right people, right process, right issues
  • Value add role of a board

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 experienced 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.

To learn more about Deborah please visit and

Sari Diamond, Board Governance Advisor, Sari Diamond Consulting

Sari DiamondSari Diamond is a Board Governance Advisor with a track record of facilitating successful corporate transitions by guiding management and directors on how to effectively work with their boards.  

Over the past 20 years, her experience includes working with companies listed on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ and London stock exchanges.  Roles have included Board Governance Advisor at Thomson Reuters, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Secretary of Legacy Hotels REIT, and Vice President and Corporate Secretary at TrizecHahn Corporation. 

Sari Diamond has degrees in Sociology and Law.  She currently serves on the board and strategic planning and governance committees of a charitable organization. Sari is a Founding Member of Women Get On Board and a sought after speaker on practical topics pertaining to board reporting and enhancing the board / management relationship. 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Light breakfast, networking

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop

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


Please purchase your ticket by October 1st, 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.

Have questions about Understanding Your Role on a Board - Wednesday, October 7, 2015? Contact Women Get On Board

When & Where

111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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