Board membership presents an incredible opportunity to grow your leadership skills, enhance your network and, ultimately, make a real difference in the success of an organization. It can be hugely rewarding both in fast-tracking your career, and in providing a meaningful opportunity to advance a cause or an organization that you are passionate about.
So how do you get started?
The GTA and Waterloo Region chapters of WCT invite aspiring board members to join a virtual workshop facilitated by Deborah Rosati, an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience, to discuss practical tools to improve your board-readiness, build your profile, and land your first board gig.
Key take-aways will include:
Master the Foundations of Board Service
Position Your Board Offer and Value Proposition
Get Board Interviews
Ace Your Board Interview
You will also hear from a panel of industry leaders that are currently serving on boards (big and small). The panelists will discuss how they landed their board seats, how board membership has enhanced their careers, what their responsibilities include, and what you should watch out for when looking for board positions.
12:00-12:05 Welcome & Introductions
12:05-12:35 Presentation by Deborah Rosati on How to Get Yourself On a Board
12:35-1:15 Panel discussion with leaders that are experienced corporate directors:
Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People and Communications at Corus Entertainment
Aliza Lakhani, Regional CEO and Dean of Northeastern University Toronto
Alison Chick, Head, Business and Health & Wellness Ventures, at RBC
The learning doesn't end when the event wraps up. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Deborah Rosati's e-book "How to Get Yourself On a Board" (https://ebooks.womengetonboard.ca).
Established in 1991, Canadian Women in Communications and Technology's (WCT) mission is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast to coast network of professional women, men and companies in communications and technology.
Headquartered in Ottawa, WCT empowers women in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications, digital media and technology to achieve professional success, to aim higher and to be recognized for their achievements.
Through partnerships with organizations such as Information Communications Technology Council, Information Technology Alliance of Canada and Wired Women, WCT has increased its efforts to strengthen the leadership role of women driving innovation and smart growth in Canada.
Our vision is to be the leading organization that inspires and advances women as leaders and contributors to Canada's digital economy.
We will achieve our vision through leadership and skills development, mentorship, recognition and by building and promoting a national community for women in communications and technology.
To be the catalyst for advancing women's leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors
To facilitate women's career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition
To help companies access female talent
1500 members across Canada from all sectors of the communications and technology sectors. Ten Chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Manitoba, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, New Brunswick.