In this virtual session, you'll learn the keys to engaging your network to secure board opportunities. Panelists will provide practical and actionable insights for using your network to identify opportunities and obtain board interviews with organizations that are looking for your board skills and expertise. Throughout the discussion, learn how to:

1. Identify board opportunities through your network

2. Engage and build your network to find opportunities

3. Develop a stand-out board resume and LinkedIn profile


4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Land Acknowledgment, Welcome & Introduction
Allison Pepler
4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion
Featuring 2022 BMO Celebrating Women on Boards Honouree, Robyn Tingley and WGOB Founder & CEO, Deborah Rosati.

Moderated by Allison Pepler.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Q & A
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Thank You & Closing Remarks
Deborah Rosati
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Groups


  • Allison Pepler (Senior Investment Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns)

    Allison Pepler

    Senior Investment Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns


    Allison has over 25 years experience as an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager. She currently leads a team of investment professionals at BMO Nesbitt Burns servicing high net worth individuals and pension funds. As a member of the BMO Nesbitt Investment Advisory Council, Allison worked with the leadership team on strategies to improve the client experience.

    A passionate supporter of women in business, she has been involved with the BMO Alliance for Women, Junior Achievement’s Women’s Leadership Council, the Business Development Bank of Canada’s National Women Entrepreneurship Forum and the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.

    For many years, Allison sat on the Board of Directors for Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundations, a Calgary non-profit supporting parents with cognitive challenges.

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  • Deborah Rosati (Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board Inc.)

    Deborah Rosati

    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). Deborah previously served as Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV: KHRN) (a global cannabis medical company), as well 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 800+ 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: http://deborahrosati.ca

    Deborah has earned numerous nominations and awards over the years. She was recently honoured as WXN Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Entrepreneur award category in 2021. 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 Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women 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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  • Robyn Tingley (Founder & Principal of GlassSKY Inc.)

    Robyn Tingley

    Founder & Principal of GlassSKY Inc.


    Robyn Tingley is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick. She is also an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and a founding member of Women for 50%- an initiative that encourages more women in the provincial assembly.

    Through her management consulting firm GlassSKY, she blends her experience as a top global executive for a Fortune 100 with her passion to help progressive employers build modern and inclusive workplaces. Her work to advance gender equality has been recognized with awards by government and business in Europe, the United States and Canada.

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How to Engage your Network to Identify Board Opportunities

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