Program Resources

WGOB Chairs Forum Virtual Session 1 Final.pdfdownload
WGOB Chairs Forum-session#1-Key Takeaways.pdfdownload
  1. The Great Chair: A Window on Effective Board Leadership - by Brian Hayward
  2. The Great Chair - Event Blog by Women Get On Board Inc. 
  3. The Great Chair - WGOB Virtual Speaker Series with Brian Hayward and Scott Baldwin
  4. How to chair the board more effectively - by Andrew Kakabadse & Nada Kakabadse in Board Agenda 
  5. The Chairperson's Perspective: Shaping the board's strategic direction on climate - Climate Governance Initiative 
  6. The Chair's Guide to Realizing Value from a Just Transition - Deloitte
  7. The Critical Role of the Chair - Liselotte Engstam, Chair & NED on BoardClic
  8. Struggling to demonstrate your value as a board member? Develop your readiness for a crisis. - by Kristi Honey in Women of Influence
  9. Five tips to position yourself for a board seat — from the chairperson of two boards. - by Kristi Honey in Women of Influence 

2023 Quarterly Roundtable Sessions

1. Virtual Session 1

February 15, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET 

2. Virtual Session 2

June 14, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

3. Virtual Session 3

September 13, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

4. In-Person Session

December 13, 2023 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm ET

* virtual sessions will be hosted on zoom by Women Get On Board Inc.

**in person will be in downtown Toronto-venue to be determined

***commitment - it is our expectation that you will use your best efforts to attend all of the quarterly roundtable sessions


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

    Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, CCB.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 as Lead Director and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee on the board of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies (CSE: TAAL) (an enterprise blockchain transaction processor). She previously served on the boards of  Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV: KHRN) (a global cannabis medicinal company) as Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, as well as Lift & Co. (TSXV: LIFT) as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee.

    Deborah is also the Founder and CEO of Women Get On Board Inc., an 850+ member-based social purpose company that connects, promotes and empowers women on corporate boards. Learn more:

    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 eBooks to share her expertise and thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity, board leadership and entrepreneurship.

    Deborah has earned numerous nominations and awards over the years. She was recently honoured with The SustainabilityX® Magazine’s inaugural Global 50 Women in Sustainability Award™ 2022. Their quest is to “redefine power,” and this is the first international power list bringing together women around the world involved in sustainability and celebrating the power of their work—not their positions. She was recognized as a member of WXN Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Entrepreneur award category. She has also been honoured as a 2020 Director to Watch and a 2014 “Diversity 50” candidate. In 2012,
    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.

    Deborah is a frequent speaker and author. Learn more:

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