WGOB Virtual Speaker Series Details

No one wants to be the director who disrupts the agreeable flow of the proceedings. But it is exactly this sharing and listening to diverse views that produces truly great outcomes at the governance level.

The remedy - don't let fear outweigh courage. You are at the table for a reason and remaining silent isn't it. Whatever you have to contribute is likely exactly what the group needs to hear.

Once you've faced your fears, gathered your courage, and resolved to raise the issue in the boardroom, what's the best way to do that and still try to preserve relationships? A savvy director's thoughts naturally turn to the power of questions. Ask yourself, "How could I ask the gutsy question in a non-offending, non-threatening manner?"

Join us at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday April 27, 2022, when Women Get On Boards Founder and CEO Deborah Rosati interviews Scott Baldwin Co-founder of DirectorPrep.com and publisher of the Sunday morning blog - The Savvy Director.

Together, Deborah and Scott will explore safe and powerful ways to overcome the natural fear that arises in all of us when we know the question that needs to be asked and it's up to you to do it.

That's what we mean when we refer to governance courage. That kind of courage is what gives the Savvy Director the confidence to ask the right questions at the right time.

The good news? We can learn how. You've got this.


12 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome & Introductions
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
12:55 PM - 1 PM
Wrap up & Closing Remarks


  • Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D (Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.)

    Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D

    Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.


    Deborah Rosati is a valued Corporate Director, an accomplished business savvy Entrepreneur and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years of high growth and transformational leadership experience in the Technology, Consumer, Retail, Cannabis, Life Sciences, Private Equity and Venture Capital industry sectors. Deborah currently serves on the board of directors of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies (CSE: TAAL) (an enterprise blockchain transaction processor) and Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV: KHRN) (a global cannabis medicinal company). Deborah previously served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lift & Co. (TSXV: LIFT). Deborah is also the Founder and CEO of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), a 750+ member-based social purpose company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.

    Deborah’s work ethic is fuelled by her passion. She is a steadfast champion of business, corporate governance and board diversity through her board leadership and advocacy for her social purpose company to get more women on boards. She is a change agent who frequently engages through panel discussions, podcasts, articles and e-books to share her expertise and thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity and leadership.. To learn more about Deborah’s speaking engagements and publications, read here: www.deborahrosati.ca

    Deborah has been honoured with numerous nominations and awards over the years. Recently, she was nominated for the Women of Influence, RBC Women Entrepreneur Award and the Women’s Executive Network (WXN): Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the Entrepreneur award category. In addition, she has been recognized as a 2020 Director to Watch and a 2014 Diversity 50 candidate. In 2012, Deborah was selected as one of WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the Corporate Director award category.

    Deborah’s forward-thinking perspectives, honed from her entrepreneurial achievements and multiple governance leadership roles, make her an exceptionally valued trusted advisor, mentor and board member.

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  • Scott Baldwin, ICD.D (Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com)

    Scott Baldwin, ICD.D

    Co-Founder of DirectorPrep.com


    Scott Baldwin is an entrepreneur, certified board director and co-founder of DirectorPrep.com, a for-profit, social purpose company featuring an online resource hub to support directors preparing for their board role so they can contribute, collaborate, and influence decisions.

    Scott’s diverse board experience has given him insight into different industries by serving on both private company and non-profit boards. Leading transformational change and new venture creation have been common threads throughout his career.

    He has served over ten years on the Manitoba Chapter Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors including four years as Chair. Scott is attuned to opportunities, sees the big picture, and will ask an effective question to kickstart a good discussion.

    Scott currently serves as Vice Chair of Manitoba Arts Council, Chair of MAC’s Finance and Audit Committee and its investment sub-committee. He has served as an external member of Doctors Manitoba’s Governance and Human Resources Committee for over seven years.

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Courage in the Boardroom

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