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So far Deborah Rosati has created 59 blog entries.

Board Diversity: Are You an Agent of Change?

By |2021-11-25T09:26:07-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Blogs|

It still surprises me that there has not been more progress in corporate Canada to add more women to TSX-listed boards. It has been seven years since the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) implemented disclosure rules mandating that TSX-listed companies "comply or explain" their board diversity figures. The move was intended to lead to positive changes in how corporate boards recruit new board members. According to the recent Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt report, 2021 Diversity Disclosure Practices, 23.4 % of board seats among TSX listed companies in 2020  have women on their boards, increasing almost 2% since 2019. This increase shows some progress but is still lagging in gender parity and the Canadian government’s 50-30 Challenge. The 50-30 Challenge acts as a framework to accelerate diversity actions in many Canadian organizations and encourage other Canadian organizations to adopt practices to improve equity. According to the same report, "Few companies have achieved gender parity on their board. Last year there were ten companies where 50% or more of the directors were female, increasing from only five in 2019. This year witnessed [...]

How Women Can Improve Their Leadership Skills In Corporate Boardrooms

By |2021-11-10T14:38:46-05:00November 10th, 2021|Podcasts|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, I spoke about How Women Can Improve Their Leadership Skills In Corporate Boardrooms on the Meeting Leadership Podcast hosted by Gordon Sheppard. During our conversation, we discussed why having more women on boards leads to less financial fraud, why it is so important to find your voice and be your authentic self, especially as a woman leader, the importance of being observant and being a great listener in the boardroom and more! Listen Now #Reach #Shine #Connect #CorpGov #BoardDiversity #WiseWednesdays

Elevating Your Board Effectiveness Webinar

By |2021-11-10T12:53:28-05:00November 10th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, I am pleased to announce that I will be kicking off our upcoming WGOB Webinar with a presentation on Elevating Your Board Effectiveness. Also during the virtual session, a group of panelists will engage in a discussion aimed at empowering you with the skills and confidence to elevate your board effectiveness and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in moderated breakout groups. All attendees will receive a code for a complimentary copy of my most recent ebook 'Elevating Your Board Effectiveness.' Sponsored by WGOB's National Strategic Partner BMO Financial Group, this webinar will be held on October 5, 2021 | 4:00PM - 5:30 PM ET Register Today! #Reach #Shine #Connect #morewomenonboards #CorpGov #BoardDiversity

Boost your Career with WCT: How to get on a Board

By |2021-11-10T12:33:45-05:00November 10th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, I was recently a speaker and moderator for a panel discussion at WCT-GTA's virtual event 'Boost your Career with WCT: How to get on a Board.' In a collaboration between the GTA and Waterloo Region chapters of WCT, the panel also included industry leaders Aliza Lakhani, Alison Chick and Cheryl Fullerton. The panelists discussed how they landed their board seats, how board membership has enhanced their careers, what their responsibilities include and what to watch out for when looking for board positions. The learning didn't end when the virtual session wrapped up, as all attendees received a complimentary copy of my e-book "How to Get Yourself On a Board," now in its second edition: https://ebooks.womengetonboard.ca/products/how-to-get-yourself-on-a-board-e-book #Reach #Shine #Connect #CorpGov #WiseWednesday #BoardDiversity

Preparing for a Board Interview

By |2021-11-10T12:21:57-05:00October 15th, 2021|Blogs|

"As CEO and Founder of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), my goal, quite simply, is to get one more woman on a board, one woman at a time. In my over 35 years as an executive, corporate director and entrepreneur, I have observed that many women face the same stumbling block as they work to secure their first board seat: acing their board interview." In my new blog, Preparing for a Board Interview, I share my board interview preparation guide with you: 1. Understand how a board interview works 2. Understand how the company works 3. Understand how the industry works 4. Understand how the board works 5. Understand your value 6. Practice makes perfect Read more here: Preparing for a Board Interview #Reach #Shine #Connect #wisewednesday #Boarddiversity #morewomenonboards #BoardInterview

Canadian Public Accountability Board

By |2021-11-10T12:25:49-05:00October 10th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

As audit committee member of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc., I was pleased to recently co-host the first Canadian Public Accountability Board's Crypto Industry Forum. Thank you to Carol Paradine and Ryan Leopold for sharing their insights. This virtual event brought together audit committee chairs and chief financial officers (CFOs) of Canadian crypto reporting issuers to discuss current audit quality matters and share experiences on common issues. #Reach #Shine #Connect #corpgov #BoardDiversity #crypto #blockchain #digitalcurrency #corporategovernance #AuditCommittees

Deborah Rosati on This is it TV

By |2021-11-10T12:41:39-05:00October 6th, 2021|Interviews|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board (WGOB), I recently spoke with Cheldin Rumer for This is it TV on the THIS IS IT NETWORK. Watch as we discuss how now is the time for women to shine, the importance of elevating your board effectiveness and the various programs WGOB offers to help connect, promote and empower women to corporate boards. Watch now To learn more about Women Get On Boards programs, please visit: https://womengetonboard.ca/programs/ #Reach #Shine #Connect #morewomenonboards #CorpGov #BoardDiversity

Brock #ChooseToChallenge

By |2021-10-05T17:31:32-04:00October 5th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

"I am delighted to be back on campus, albeit virtually" As the Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, and a proud Brock University alum, I was honoured to join #BrockU Faculty of Social Sciences Dean Ingrid Makus in conversation last night. During Brock's #ChooseToChallenge event, we discussed finding your voice through purpose, presence, passion and power. In my more than 35 years of entrepreneurial, financial and governance experience, I have learned that it is not enough to have a seat on the board. You have to show up, serve and consistently elevate your board effectiveness.

Gender Power Gap in Corporate Canada

By |2021-10-05T17:19:15-04:00October 5th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, I recently participated in ISC Group's Executive Roundtable on the Gender Power Gap in Corporate Canada. During the session, we explored how to improve gender equity in the corporate world, the obstacles in the way and how to shift policy and culture so that more women can claim leadership positions in the world of work.​

Getting on a Board

By |2021-10-05T17:13:23-04:00October 5th, 2021|Speaking Engagements|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, I recently facilitated a Virtual Workshop presented by WGOB's Affiliate Partner WCM, on the topic Getting on a Board. During the workshop, I discussed how to prepare for board opportunities through network mapping, doing your due diligence and preparing for a board interview.

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