Program Overview

Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) will host the WGOB Financial Intelligence in the Boardroom Program, Jennifer Nicholson, CPA, CA of Executive Finance will be the facilitator of this virtual program. This unique online program is designed to empower women with practical insights and tools to enhance their financial intelligence in the boardroom. The WGOB Financial Intelligence in the Boardroom Program offers practical and hands-on support in a combination of micro-learning, virtually facilitated by financial experts.

Every board member has a role in financial oversight. Even if you do not have financial expertise, there is an expectation to maintain an adequate financial intelligence level, which means that you need to understand the fundamental concepts, conventions and principles underlying financial statements. Make valuable contributions at the boardroom table that drive the success of a business.


A cohort-based program, registration includes three (3) modules virtually facilitated with coaching/interactive working sessions; each module will be 2 hours with inter-session homework. The attendees will receive a certification of completion. 

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Module Topic & Dates

Financial Accounting 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

11:30 am -1:30 pm EST 

Management Accounting 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 

11:30 am -1:30 pm EST 

Finance & Investor Relations 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 

11:30 am -1:30 pm EST 


  • Jennifer Nicholson (Partner at Executive Finance)

    Jennifer Nicholson

    Partner at Executive Finance

    Jen is a dynamic financial professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in government, public practice, academia, and industry. Jen is a Commissioner with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and a partner with Executive Finance Partners Inc. Throughout her career, she has led strategy and investor relations for a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded utility, HR and IR for a gold mining company, and taught accounting for more than 20 years at the university level. Jen brings a broad skillset and experience to the classroom in all critical facets of an organization, including operations management, strategic planning, business development, finance, accounting, investor relations, human resources, and project management. Jen has a passion for making finance more attainable, whether working to articulate strategy in a financial context, bringing clarity to financial communication or teaching accounting to university students. Jen’s career epitomizes the diverse experiences and roles CPAs play in the industry – from financial to operational leadership.

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Financial Intelligence in the Boardroom

3 Module Program Registration for WGOB Members

Member Price C$600
Financial Intelligence in the Boardroom

3 Module Program Registration for Non-Members

Standard Price C$750