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Toronto | February 5th, 2019


LEANING OUT: Getting on a Board

Breakfast Workshop

The LEANING OUT Getting on a Board workshop is led by Deborah Rosati, an experienced Corporate Director as well as Founder and CEO of Women Get on Board Inc. The workshop will provide insights on how to get yourself on a board by becoming board-ready. It focuses on a realistic assessment of your skills, experience and value you would bring to a board.

Key Take-Aways

  • Identify whether you are board-ready and if not, what steps you might need to take in order to get board–ready
  • Develop a strategy for a board career, including what companies might most benefit from the skills and experience you have to offer
  • Articulate your value proposition
  • Draft a comprehensive and compelling board resume
  • Prepare for a board interview
  • Learn from corporate board director, Susan Taves, who will share invaluable insights into the realities of board directorship

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    February 5, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am


    111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1S2 Canada
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    (416) 368-6006

    Additional Details

    Professional women anticipate their post-career lives with varied feelings. For some it means leaving behind an identity that has been core to their sense of worth. They feel unfocused, fearful and don’t know what to do. For others this transition is welcomed as a time of abundant possibility, a time not to retire, but “re-wire” and thrive in their post-professional “Primetime.”

    LEANING OUT helps female leaders on the cusp of a significant career transition learn how to stand on the shoulders of their professional selves to envision and purposefully plan their next phase.  

    With this innovative curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Look back at the best of your career
    • Collect the stories of your significant accomplishments
    • Identify key skills that contribute to what’s meaningful for you
    • Identify your Strategic Advantage and where that meets a market need
    • Talk about what it’s been like for you to leave a full career behind and start afresh
    • Think creatively about possibilities for your future
    • Network with like-minded women to help you form your thoughts and plans

    DEBORAH ROSATI | Corporate Director, Founder and CEO, Women Get On Board Inc. 

    Deborah Rosati is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience in technology, consumer, retail, cannabis, private equity and venture capital. An experienced Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance and CEO and board succession planning.

    Deborah currently leads and serves as a Corporate Director for Lift & Co. as Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee. Deborah recently served on the board of MedReleaf as the Chair of the Audit Committee (acquired by AuroraCannabis, July 2018), and she chaired the Audit Committee for NexJ Systems and was on the board of Sears Canada.

    She is the Founder and CEO of Women Get On Board, a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah has been selected as a Diversity 50 2014 candidate and was recognized in 2012 as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the corporate director award category.

    Deborah’s thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship-are profiled on her website: deborahrosati.ca


    7:30-8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
    8:00-9:00 Key steps to becoming board-ready
    9:00-9:30 The realities of board directorship from Susan Taves



    111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1S2 Canada
    + Google Map
    (416) 368-6006