Women on Boards

Creating Opportunities for Women on Boards


Board Ready Women

 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.


Building a Strong Network

  • We are developing a database of women who have self-identified as “Board Ready” including basic skillsets, prior Board experience, areas of interest and contact information 
  • We are also developing a database of “Board Experienced” women who are available to connect and mentor “Board Ready” women
  • We will create a repository of Board opportunities, communications, tools and techniques to assist in the purpose


Quarterly Network Meetings

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.

Board Postings

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund - Board Directors

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Calgary Homeless Foundation - Board Members & Board Committee Members

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Calgary Economic Development - Board Chair/Board Directors

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LaSanta Botanicals Ltd. - Board Director

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Calgary Arts Development Authority - Chair and Board Members

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Cervus Equipment Corporation - Board Director

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Networking & Events



Our next networking session will take place on May 22nd, 2019

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Tools & Techniques



  Take this quiz to find out if you are board ready

  10 Questions to ask before joining a board

  Planning your board career


Why Culture Matters to the Visionary Board

Board VS Operational Accountabilities

A message from our Founders

Heather Culbert


" 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."

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Jennifer Koury


 “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.” 

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Linda Hohol


 “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.” 

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Andrea Goertz


“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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Connect & Join Our Network

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Women on Boards

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Please contact us at: womenonboardsyyc@gmail.com

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