WGOB Chairs Forum

The WGOB Chairs Forum aims to provide a community to connect, promote and empower women chairs to excel in their boardroom leadership.


The WGOB Chairs Forum is a peer-to-peer forum featuring roundtable sessions to support interactive learning and networking. The forum is intended to be an exclusive community of women Chairs who meet to share their knowledge and board leadership experiences. 


  • Attend quarterly events (three virtual and one in-person), where women Chairs have the exclusive opportunity to receive unique insights, learn from expert speakers and share their knowledge and board leadership experience.
  • Access a safe, confidential space for women boardroom leaders to share their board leadership experience, challenge conventional approaches and test new ideas.


  • Virtual meetings: WGOB will host on their Zoom platform.
  • In-person meeting in Toronto: To occur over drinks and dinner—venue to be determined 

Target participants 

We are targeting women business leaders who are currently Chair of private, public, government, NFP and institutional Boards.

*up to 10 women in each WGOB Chairs Forum

2023/2024 Quarterly Roundtable Sessions

1. Virtual Session 1

October 12, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET 

2. Virtual Session 2

January 11, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

3. Virtual Session 3

April 11, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

4. In-Person Session

June 20, 2024 | 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, an award-winning corporate director and entrepreneur, has been defined in three interconnected ways throughout her 35-year career – as a corporate governance champion, catalyst for change and community builder.

    As the founder and CEO of Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB), an 850-member social-purpose company, Deborah is building a community of the next generation of women corporate directors, advancing equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI), collaboration, courage, and confidence in the boardroom. Fueled by women holding only 26% of TSX-listed companies’ board seats,* WGOB amplifies the voices of women leaders, board members and professionals across Canada through education, mentorship and allyship. It’s been called The Power of Three – one woman in the boardroom is a token, two is a presence, and three is a voice.

    Deborah is a leading and serving corporate director and has chaired many public company audit committees and nominating & corporate governance committees. In addition, Deborah has led and served on numerous special committees with various mandates (including going public, going private, M&A, restructuring and special investigations). Deborah’s passion for good governance and board diversity is rooted in her board journey when she was often the only woman in the boardroom. These first-hand experiences cemented Deborah’s conviction that having more women on boards makes better business sense.

    Never satisfied with the status quo, Deborah always seeks ways to challenge expectations and drive change. She brings an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens to every board she serves on, as she believes in the power and responsibility of business to change our world for the better.

    Deborah’s commitment to sustainable change and empowerment, deep governance and financial expertise and dynamic personality has made Deborah a sought-after thought leader and speaker —her thought leadership on corporate governance, sustainability, EDI and social impact is profiled on her website, deborahrosati.ca.

    Deborah’s recent awards include:

    - SustainabilityX Magazine’s inaugural Global 50 Women in Sustainability Award, 2022
    - WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Entrepreneur (2021) and Corporate Director (2012)
    - 2020 “Director to Watch”

    Deborah’s social purpose is to get more women on boards—one woman and one board at a time.

    *Osler’s 2022 Diversity Disclosure Practices report

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WGOB Chairs Forum

Single 4-session registration for WGOB Members

Member Price C$750
WGOB Chairs Forum

Single 4-session registration for non-WGOB Members

Standard Price C$1,050

*Non-Member registration includes a 1-year WGOB Membership

**up to 10 women in each WGOB Chairs Forum