Deborah is a thought leader, and writes on topics of governance, diversity and leadership.

Deborah Rosati has over 20 years of leading and serving on corporate boards. She understands what companies need on their boards and why having women on boards makes good business sense. She writes about and board diversity and how diverse boards enhance all facets of a company’s performance. Here are a few of her blogs on board diversity:

Board Diversity: Are You an Agent of Change? In Deborah Rosati’s blog, she writes that evidence shows diverse boards enhance all facets of a company’s performance. As business leaders, it is our duty to all step up today and collectively be agents of change in advancing board diversity in Canada. Together, we can make a difference by promoting diversity as a strategic opportunity for board-building.

Why a Diverse Board Makes Good Business SenseIn Deborah Rosati’s blog, she discusses the Top 5 Business Reasons for Diverse Boards.

Deborah also writes about topics that empower women to be more effective in the boardroom. Her topics range from building your board profile and elevating your board effectiveness to using your emotional intelligence to be an effective board member. Her most recent blog series covers the power of connection, the power of sponsorship and the power of giving:

“Deborah – your blogs are always insightful with practical and actionable advice.”

Nadia Martel

“Great ideas and a few good reminders, Deborah Rosati FCPA, FCA, ICD.D! And from someone who truly lives the purpose of empowering and connecting women to Board opportunities!”

Connie Carras

Top 10 Tips to Help You in Your Journey to a Corporate Board

Being a Corporate Director is much different from being an executive. A Corporate Director’s role is one of oversight, whereas an executive’s role is to manage day-to-day operations. Getting yourself board-ready is a journey where you need to be realistic in the skills, experience and value you bring to a board. It would help if you also were 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. As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board and as a leading and serving Corporate [...]

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“Thank you Deborah! Your e-books are a must-read for women looking to build their board-ready skills. Thank you for your advocacy and leadership. WCM is excited to host Women Get On Board this summer for 2 Get Board Ready sessions.”

Lara Zink

“A much needed roadmap for aspiring board members to navigate their path to success. You should be very proud of the legacy you are building.”

Wendy Kennedy

How to Get Yourself on a Board

Serving on a board is a meaningful way to build your career and enrich your network. However, securing a coveted board position is not an easy task. That’s why Women Get On Board Inc.’s (WGOB) mandate is to connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards. It’s also why Deborah Rosati wrote this e-book, based on over 30 years of entrepreneurial, financial and governance expertise with high growth and transformational companies in the technology, retail, consumer and life sciences sectors. How to Get Yourself On a Board provides insights on how to master the foundations, position their board offers, get board interviews, and ace their board interviews.


Elevating Your Board Effectiveness

When corporate boards have gender diversity, businesses see better results. For example, a Canadian study of 6,000 boards found that gender-balanced boards have more varied viewpoints and lead to higher effectiveness and decreased financial irregularities. That’s why Women Get On Board Inc.’s (WGOB) mandate is to connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards. This e-book on Elevating Your Board Effectiveness builds on that mandate. Building on Deborah Rosati’s first e-book How to Get Yourself On a BoardElevating Your Board Effectiveness provides practical insights, intelligence and tools to empower women with the skills and confidence to lead and serve on boards.

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