unBOARD Podcast with Brian Hayward: Shifting Gears from “Getting There” To “Leading”

By |2022-01-12T16:59:59-05:00January 12th, 2022|2022, Podcasts|

"Lean in and listen in for 30 seconds and you’ll quickly realize she’s passionate. [Deborah Rosati is] the Founder [and CEO] of Women Get On Board — an enterprise connecting, promoting, and empowering the advancement of women to the boardroom. And the shifting of gears? She’s upping the game [and] moving the finish line from “getting on boards” to “leading boards," with thoughtfulness, purpose, and enthusiasm." - Brian Hayward. I was recently a guest on Brian Hayward's podcast unBOARD, where we discussed not only getting more women on boards, but how they can become leaders in the boardroom. Listen here!  

Webinar to offer guidance for getting on corporate boards

By |2022-01-11T12:14:22-05:00January 7th, 2022|2022, Interviews|

As Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, as well as a proud alum of Brock University, I was recently featured in Brock News to promote the first GSB Goodman Group Business Breathers series of 2022. Webinar to offer guidance for getting on corporate boards Getting a seat on a corporate board can be incredibly difficult and take quite a bit of practice to master.That is why I am happy to announce that I will be leading the 'How to Get Yourself on a Board' Webinar as part of this ongoing series. Facilitated by Goodman Group, the Goodman School of Business’, this virtual program is aimed at people looking to prepare for or secure their first corporate board seat. Join me on January 12, 2022 from 11:00am – 11:45am for a discussion on how you can be best prepared to serve on a board. For more information and to register: https://brocku.ca/goodman-group/business-breathers/

#mythreewords for 2022

By |2022-01-06T11:57:40-05:00January 6th, 2022|Blogs|

#My3words for 2022 are light, lift and laugh. Before I tell you why I chose these words, let me tell you what #my3words means. In 2015, I read about Chris Brogan’s idea of choosing 3 words each New Year. I’ve been choosing my own 3 words ever since (read my full list below). These 3 words serve as guideposts for my path and my choices for the upcoming year. They help me keep my goals and values at the front and centre of everything I do. They remind me to work on things that matter and cast-off actions that don’t move the needle. I encourage everyone in my network to set their 3 words for 2022. Let them influence your actions and choices to push your goals forward. Write them down. Post them everywhere. Schedule reminders in your calendar. Most of all, make them a part of your everyday decision-making process. Here’s what #my3words for 2022 mean to me. Light: To give light to myself and others.  Light transcends all religions and cultures as a symbol of spirituality, [...]

Sharpening the Saw

By |2021-12-31T12:36:33-05:00December 15th, 2021|Features|

Women Get On Board's Affiliate Partner, DirectorPrep.com, recently named my ebook Elevating Your Board Effectiveness, as one of its best governance resources of 2021, in the article Sharpening the Saw. "This ebook by Deborah Rosati of Women Get On Board provides practical insights, intelligence, and tools to empower women with the skills and confidence to lead and serve on boards." - Scott Baldwin, Co-founder of DirectorPrep.com. Read more and discover DirectorPrep's other top governance resources of 2021: https://lnkd.in/eMm_ZGBu To download your copy of Elevating Your Board Effectiveness, click the link below: https://bit.ly/3tfs98G

The Power of Mentorship

By |2021-12-31T12:29:08-05:00December 8th, 2021|Blogs|

Introduction Since beginning my professional career over 35 years ago, I have seen the power of mentorship to affect meaningful, real-world change in advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. In fact, mentorship is one reason I launched Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) in the first place. By creating a community of women corporate directors and aspiring women corporate directors, mentorship relationships have organically occurred and helped more women get on boards. To further the power of mentorship to promote women leaders and accelerate their board journey, we launched the WGOB Mentorship Program. In this blog, I want to share what I’ve learned about mentorship so that you can harness this power in your career and board journey. I will share practical insights on: Mentorship vs. Sponsorship The True Power of Mentorship Finding a Mentor Tips for Effective Mentorship Relationships Mentorship vs. Sponsorship People often ask me what is the difference between “mentorship” and “sponsorship”? Simply, mentorship is about advising. Mentors help by guiding behind the scenes. On the other hand, sponsorship is about acting. Sponsors support [...]

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 |2021-12-31T12:33:38-05:00November 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

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

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

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