Webinar Details

This virtual session on Elevating Your Board Effectiveness will provide practical insights, intelligence and tools to empower women with the skills and confidence to lead and serve on boards. It will be broken into two sections:

  1. Finding Your Voice in the Boardroom
  2. Emotional Intelligence in the Boardroom

All attendees will receive a code* for a complimentary copy of Deborah Rosati's most recent e-book Elevating Your Board Effectiveness, which can be redeemed here.


*Please watch for this code in our post-webinar communications 

Agenda

4 PM - 4:05 PM
Welcome & Introductions
by Sheri Griffiths, Senior Vice President & Head of Ontario Canadian Commercial Banking
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
Presentation on Elevating Your Board Effectiveness
4:25 PM - 5 PM
Panel Discussion
Moderated by Lisa Milburn, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at BMO Wealth Management & Executive Sponsor, BMO for Women
5 PM - 5:05 PM
Thank you & Closing
by Sheri Griffiths, Senior Vice President & Head of Ontario Canadian Commercial Banking
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Groups
Will be facilitated & there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the topic.

Speakers

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

    Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

    Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahrosati/

    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 700+ 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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  • Lisa Milburn (Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at BMO Wealth Management & Executive Sponsor, BMO for Women)

    Lisa Milburn

    Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at BMO Wealth Management & Executive Sponsor, BMO for Women

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-milburn-25610a9/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Lisa Milburn is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for BMO Wealth Management. In addition to her role as CMO, Lisa is the Executive Sponsor for BMO for Women, an enterprise program that recognizes the power of women in driving the economy and advances what matters to them in business and life.

    Lisa joined BMO Financial Group in 2008 as Vice-President, Corporate Communications. In 2014, she was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer, Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking and North American Channels. After two years in that role, she transitioned over to the Wealth Management group and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for BMO Insurance.

    Lisa is an authentic and proven leader with a reputation for developing and executing strategies and building high performance teams. She is a member of the bank’s Senior Leader Council as well as the Leadership Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She serves as a Board Director for the IFSE Institute and is an active volunteer in support of the annual BMO Employee Giving campaign and the Walk so Kids can talk in support of Kids Help Phone.

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  • Faten Alshazly (Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem Inc.)

    Faten Alshazly

    Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem Inc.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fatenalshazly/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Faten is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem, a full service ad agency with a client roster that includes Telus, the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, the Canadian Space Agency, Government of Canada, The Kempinski Group, Kaplan International, Cambridge University and the Sinai Health System to name a few.

    Faten was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN, twice. This year, Faten was named Atlantic Canada’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business, and a 1 of 5 honourees nationally, for her work in the community and in leaderships roles by Women Get On Board. She was also named Executive of the Year and most recently Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada. Faten has also been named 1 of 5 Women of Inspiration, a Woman of Influence, a Woman of Excellence and a Diva of Color, to be celebrated in the UK later this year.

    In addition to numerous awards for her agency, Faten is also representing Canada this year at the Gerety Awards.

    As part of her work in the community, Faten currently serves on the boards of Efficiency One, as Vice Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and has been on the boards of the Mental Health Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and a Governor in Council at NSCAD University

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  • Norma Beauchamp (Director of Dialogue)

    Norma Beauchamp

    Director of Dialogue

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/norma-beauchamp-icd-d-1442016/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Norma is a corporate director with over 30 years of healthcare experience in corporate and non-profit organizations, including executive positions at Bayer Healthcare (Canada and Global) and Sanofi Canada. Most recently, she served as the President and CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada (2014 to 2017). Throughout her career, she has been a patient advocate, working with patient and health care organizations to enhance access to care.

    Norma currently serves on the respective boards of Extendicare (TSX:EXE), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB), as Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of its Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. (TSX: CARE), a leading Canadian telehealth service, and HLS Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: HLS). Formerly, Ms. Beauchamp served on the respective boards of Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX: ASP), as Chair of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of its Audit Committee; Quest PharmaTech Inc. (TSXV: QPT); and prior to its acquisition by Aurora, MedReleaf as Chair of its Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee.

    Norma gives back to her community and serves as a member of the National Research Council of Canada and on the respective boards of the Ontario Caregiver Organization and ALS Canada. She is a Regional Ambassador with Women Get on Board where she connects with women aspiring to serve on boards. In the past, she has served on the respective boards of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, Providence Healthcare Foundation, Health Charities Coalition of Canada and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Norma has completed the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program (ICD.D).

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Registration

Elevating Your Board Effectiveness

Single Ticket for WGOB Members

Member Price Free
Elevating Your Board Effectiveness

Single ticket for Non-WGOB Members

Standard Price C$40