About WGOB Mentorship Program

Since our founding in 2015, WGOB has seen the power of mentorship affect meaningful, real-world change when it comes to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom. That's why we launched our WGOB Mentorship Program in 2021 to promote women leaders and accelerate their corporate board journey.

The WGOB Mentorship Program matches aspiring women corporate directors (Mentees) with accomplished leading and serving women corporate directors (Mentors) to elevate their board effectiveness and advance their board journey to a corporate board seat. The program will provide Guided Mentoring and incorporates key learnings from Deborah Rosati's 2022 published e-book How to Get Yourself On a Board (Third Edition) and Peer-to-Peer Networking for the Mentees.

Key Dates

1. Program Kick-Off Roundtable Session – Mentors/Mentees

Key Learning: Master the Foundations of Board Service

April 4, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

2. Interim Session – Mentees Only

Key Learning: Position Your Board Offer

June 20, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

3. Mid-Term Mentoring Roundtable Session – Mentors/Mentees

Key Learning: Get Board Interviews

September 12, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

4. Networking Session – Mentees Only

November 14, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

5. Interim Session – Mentors/Mentees 

Key Learning: Ace Your Board Interview

January 16, 2024 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

6. Program Completion & Key Learnings Roundtable – Mentors/Mentees

March 5, 2024 | 5:00-7:00 pm ET

*Note that all sessions are virtual


  • 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 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 800+ member-based social purpose company that connects, promotes and empowers women on corporate boards. Learn more: https://womengetonboard.ca.

    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: https://deborahrosati.ca/

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