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Board Diversity: Are You an Agent of Change?

November 23rd, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

Preparing for a Board Interview

October 15th, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

Building Your Board Resume FAQs

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

In my over 35 years as an executive, corporate director, entrepreneur and CEO of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), there is one question that I am asked more than any other: “How do I build my board resume?” This is not a straight forward question. Your board resume should be an ongoing dynamic document. It will change as you gain board experience and apply for different board opportunities. That’s why I’ve written this blog today—to help you build your best board resume. In it, I’ll address the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) I get asked about building your board resume, including: What is the difference between a [...]

Building Your Board Resume FAQs

September 28th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

In my over 35 years as an executive, corporate director, entrepreneur and CEO of Women Get On Board (WGOB), there is one question that I am asked more than any other: "How do I build my board resume?" This is not a straightforward question. Your board resume should be an ongoing dynamic document. It will change as you gain board experience and apply for different board opportunities. That's why I've written this blog today—to help you build your best board resume. In it, I'll address the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) I get asked about building your board resume. Read more here #Reach #Shine #Connect #BoardResume #CorpGov #BoardDiversity

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

September 10th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

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 Director, my social purpose is to empower more women [...]

Are You Diversifying Your Board Portfolio?

September 10th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|

When I began my board journey, I didn’t consider the importance of diversifying my board portfolio. A board portfolio is the different boards you lead and serve. Similar to your investment portfolio, you should be strategic in developing your board portfolio. It should reflect your risk profile and the stage of your board career. Additionally, you should regularly monitor and review your board portfolio to ensure you are getting a positive return. When thinking of diversifying your board portfolio, here are three critical areas for consideration: Consider the Evolution of Your Board Journey To evaluate the evolution of your board journey, first, consider the size and stage of the boards [...]

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