We are a group of women who actively network and exchange ideas with the goal of increasing the awareness of Corporate, Crown and Not for Profits of the “Board Ready Women” in Calgary.
We will have quarterly network meetings to share ideas and progress and provide networking opportunities with other “Board Ready” women, women with Board experience, and, on occasion, male counterparts to promote awareness and socialization of the issue of gender diversity on Boards.
Our next networking session will take place on May 22nd, 2019
Please refer to the link below for relevant articles and links:
Institute of Corporate Directors
Women Get on Board
Government of Canada Appointment Opportunities
Alberta Crown Public Agency Board Opportunites
" I am a proud Albertan and have had significant career opportunities in Calgary over the past 30 years. I am surrounded by strong women and men who have worked hard to develop an incredible track record of success in Corporate Calgary and our Community - regardless of the challenges.
I encourage all of us to work together and develop better gender diversity and inclusion in the Board room as the current statistics in Alberta relative to the rest of Canada are lagging significantly. Let's show leadership and recognize the value that all leaders, both women and men, can create together."
“Alberta is full of talented and competent women who can add tremendous value to Boards across Canada in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We know that women make a difference to the bottom-line and we need to leverage this talent. We believe that this initiative will support and encourage women in their board career journey and I’m thrilled to part of this important work.”
“I was appointed a VP at CIBC in 1988, one of the first female executives in banking at that time…..and 30 years later, not much has changed. Women represent half of our population, have equal and in some cases better educaton, and yet are under represented in boardrooms and leadership positions across Canada, but most particularly in Alberta. This must change. The diversity and perspective that women bring to leadership teams/boardrooms and their contribution to the discussions and decisions that take place in these environments, is incredibly valuable. Organizations and companies that miss this opportunity will not do as well, in my opinion.”
“Canada’s place in a rapidly changing global context is of prime importance, and the competitiveness of our industries, our ability to attract foreign investment, and the strength of our economy is paramount. We need all of our experienced talent driving increased economic performance of our companies, building our society, and strengthening our communities, including women in our Boardrooms who lead with grit and grace.”
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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