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 Chairs Forum is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and learnings about being a Board Chair with other women from across the country. The perspective and wisdom of these leaders is truly inspiring. The Chairs Forum provides a platform for discussion on the unique role and duties of the Board Chair but also builds a network of like-minded colleagues for support and encouragement for many years to come.

-Patricia McLeod, K.C, ICD.D, MBA

Board Chair, EutEra Power Corp. & Corporate Director, Quantum Algorithms Institute


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 roundtable sessions (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 
  • Peer to Peer networking between sessions

Target participants 

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

*up to 10 women in each WGOB Chairs Forum

2024/2025 Roundtable Sessions

An expert guest speaker will join WGOB in Sessions 2-4 

1. Virtual Session 1

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

2. Virtual Session 2

October 23, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

3. Virtual Session 3

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

4. In-Person Session

February 12, 2025 | 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 roundtable sessions


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

    Dr. 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), a 900+ 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.

    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.

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

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WGOB Chairs Forum

Single 4-session registration for WGOB Members

Member Price CAD $750
WGOB Chairs Forum

Single 4-session registration for non-WGOB Members

Standard Price CAD $1,050

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

**up to 10 women in each WGOB Chairs Forum