CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ON BOARDS
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 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.
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Denise Bright, Audit Committee and Board Member at Calgary Foundation.
Lesley Rigg, Executive Board Member of Chair of the Governance Committee and Board Liaison for the standing committee for Research Institutions of Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Deans. Board member of Governance Subcommittee of Hangar Flight Museum:
Gail Harding ICD.D, Member of Board of Commissioners at Alberta Securities Commission and Member of Board of Directors at Meridian Credit Union.
Kiren Singh, Independent Director at Pieridae.
Linda Hohol ICD.D, ICD Board Chair.
Heather Culbert, Board Chair of Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee (ARIAC).
Jennifer Koury ICD.D, Corporate Director of Crescent Point Energy.
Andrea Goertz ICD.D, Board Director of Calgary Airport Authority and Member Board of Trustees at Boardwalk.
" 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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