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Workshop: How to Get Yourself on a Board on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Women Get On Board

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Getting Board-Ready Workshop hosted by 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. So Getting started on your board journey includes building a board profile. So, how does one go about it?  It starts with asking yourself what your value proposition is, and what unique skills and experience you bring to a board.

Topics covered:

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

Facilitator
Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Corporate Director and Co-founder of Women Get On Board

Deborah Rosati

Corporate Director & Co-founder, Women Get On Board

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 and retail, and private equity and venture capital. An experienced audit committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, public company accounting and reporting, corporate governance and CEO succession planning.

Currently, Deborah’s corporate engagements are as a Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Sears Canada (TSX: SCC), as a Corporate Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for NexJ Systems (TSX: NXJ), and as a member of the Department Audit Committee for Correctional Services Canada. She is also a Co-Founder of Women Get On Board, a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards by hosting roundtable events, facilitating workshops and showcasing members’ personal brands online. Deborah’s community engagement includes her alma mater’s Goodman’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the launch of the 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

Karen Wensley

Karen WensleyKaren Wensley is a member of the board of directors of Trillium Heath Partners and Gore Mutual Insurance.  A former member of the board of the Information Technology Association of Canada, in 2013 Karen authored a white paper for ITAC entitled “Gender diversity of boards of directors of Canadian ICT companies: Where we are, Why it matters, and Overcoming the challenges.”

Karen is the author of the recent book The Power of Personal Branding for Career Success, and is a frequent speaker on the subject to corporations, universities and women’s groups.  Karen provides consulting services to businesses in the areas of HR strategy, executive coaching and team effectiveness. She also teaches business ethics at the University of Waterloo and writes the monthly ethics column for CPA Magazine.

Karen works with professionals new to Canada as a volunteer mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Karen retired as a partner of EY in 2010, where she spent most of her career as a tax partner and then became the national Human Resources leader. She grew up in the US, and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from McMaster University. 



Date: 
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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

Where:
Verity Club, Library

111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON   M5C 1S2
Tel: 416.368.6006
Web: www.verity.ca
 

Please purchase your ticket by March 24th, 2016.
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 connect [at] womengetonboard [dot] ca. 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 www.womengetonboard.ca and on Women Get On Board’s social media channels.


Women Get On Board is a member based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. We do this by hosting roundtable events, facilitating workshops and showcasing our members personal brands online.

Have questions about Workshop: How to Get Yourself on a Board on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016? Contact Women Get On Board

When & Where


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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)


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