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Workshop: How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles" - Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Women Get On Board

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Workshop: How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles" -...

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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 and search experts who will provide practical experience to empower women with tools to enhance confidence and courage to lead and serve on boards.

"How to Prepare Yourself for Board Roles"
Please join us on November 2nd! 

What will be covered:

  • Women Get On Board self-assessment tool
  • Seek out Non Profit board experience
  • Doing your due diligence
  • Knowing what type of governance education you need 

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, Corporate Director and 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 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, M&A, corporate governance and CEO & 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 and recently took on the role as an Advisory Director at Stanton Chase a global retained executive search firm. She is also a Co-Founder of Women Get On Board, a member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah’s community engagements include serving as a member of the Adrenalys Ontario Advisory Council, as a member of her alma mater’s Goodman’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the launch 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.

Kelly McDougald, Board Director and Consultant

Kelly McDougald

Kelly’s cross functional leadership experience includes more than 25 years in senior executive positions in the telecom sector at Nortel Networks and Bell Canada, where she led diverse functional groups including Corporate Strategy, Sales and 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), and then moved on to lead the national Career Solutions Practice at Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, a Canadian professional services firm.  Currently she works as an Executive Advisor for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) providing strategic advise to high growth entrepreneur CEOs.

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

Kelly is a graduate of the Director’s Education Program at the University of Toronto (The Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D) and has attended the Stanford University Directors program.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.

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 October 28th, 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 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 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 Prepare Yourself for Board Roles" - Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016? Contact Women Get On Board

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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