Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT
Report on Business magazine presents Women Lead Here, an event to shape the conversations on female executive leadership in Canada. Women Lead Here builds on Report on Business's inaugural assessment of how the nation's largest public companies are performing on gender diversity.
On Sept.15 join SHEInnovates Alberta for a morning of live stream presentations from inspiring women innovators and entrepreneurs including keynote Facebook’s Arielle Gross Samuels, a senior leader at Facebook and a United Nations Women representative on the Global Innovation Coalition for Change.
Tickets are just $99, get yours now!
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women. Most strikingly observed amongst women from disadvantaged populations, it is also taking a harsh toll on women entrepreneurs. Existing systemic inequalities pre-pandemic have been further exacerbated by recent shut-down measures, resulting in what some economists are calling a “she-cession,” as more women have lost their jobs and fewer women than men are re-gaining employment. What is clear is this: we will not achieve our full economic potential if support for women is not centred in our planning.
Join us and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for the launch of the first-ever State of Women's Entrepreneurship in Canada Report and an online lunch hour discussion with incredible speakers and critical discussions about how women's entrepreneurship is critical to a stronger economic recovery in Canada.
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We hope you can join us!
We find ourselves in a virtual world right now and so we thought that rather than cancel our event for April, we would do a virtual event instead, via ZOOM.
So bring your glass of wine, or your beverage of choice, and join us for an interactive discussion on the opportunity for board positions with private companies. Featured guests:
High performing start-ups and early stage companies know the value of an engaged and experienced board. Too often, early stage founders create a board that consists of major shareholders and insiders often with little business experience.
Independent directors bring balance, divergent views and outside experience to the table. We’ll explore how private company boards are structured and what’s critical at what stage including:
Please RSVP through the following link to join our zoom meeting RSVP here
POST EVENT NOTES:
We are pleased to share with you the recording of the incredibly inspiring and insightful conversation from the event.
Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to Alice Reimer and Melissa Sonberg for sharing their experiences with us!
We invite you to watch the event here Watch now
We have an exciting panel of executive thought leaders that will share their perspectives and experience in “Advocating for Women in Leadership”.
We will be joined by Al Monaco, (CEO of Enbridge), Barbara Munroe (Board Chair Crescent Point), and joined by the winners of the Lifetime Achievement and Male Champion Awards which will be press released from the Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards (CIWB) selection committee.
Please join us on February 20th from 4:00-6:00PM
POST EVENT NOTES:
Wow, What a great turn out at our Networking Event!
We would like to thank our guests Al Monaco, Barb Munroe, John Osler and Judy Fairburn for keeping the panel discussion lively and interesting until the very end. We hope to have them again at our future events.
Thank you for everyone who made the time to join us! We are looking forward to seeing you at our next event.
Our next event will be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 4 to 6 pm at McCarthy Tetrault with a special guest speaker, Ian Bourne. Ian will share his experience and advise on the topic “How Boards deal with a crisis and questions directors should ask”.
Ian Bourne is Chair of Teine Energy and serves as a director of the Canadian Public Accountability Board. He was Chair of Ballard Power and SNC Lavalin following his role as Interim CEO. He served as a director and chaired committees of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Wajax Corporation, Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Hydro One Limited, and TransAlta Power LP. He Is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. His executive career included CFO of TransAlta, Canada Post and GE Canada. He has served on and chaired many not for profit organizations.
RSVP here by December 5th: Click here to RSVP
Please feel free to share this email with your male colleagues as we hope to broaden the reach of our audience! We also want to bring your attention to a new not for profit Board listing for Young Women in Energy. The posting is on our website and I encourage you to take a look as our younger female demographic would benefit from the experience of an executive.
Here is a recent Toronto Star article that reported diversity statistics and referring to our Women on Boards initiative:
In the boardrooms of some of Toronto's most vital institutions, the future is female
Thank you again for your participation - we are fortunate to have so many people in Calgary aligned with this initiative!
Cheers and thank you in advance for your help in furthering our efforts for women on boards!
I hope that you all enjoyed your summer and are ready for another great year of Women on Boards events!
We are kicking this year off with a 2 hour development session on Women in the Boardroom – Building Your Personal Roadmap! The event will take place on October 30th in the late afternoon/early evening (3:30-6:30 ish) We’re just finalizing the last details for the event.
This two hour workshop will be lead by our Women on Boards team as well as some very special guest speakers including Nancy Laird, Jennifer Ward, Beth Reimer-Heck and Cathy Connolly from ICD DEP, Women Get on Boards and The Boardlist. This will be followed by a one hour networking session as per our usual format.
More details as to the content will be provided in the upcoming weeks, so please stay tuned!
We look forward to seeing you on October 30th as we have many exciting updates to share with you!
POST EVENT NOTES:
For those of you who were able to join us on October 30th for our Women on Boards workshop to assist with developing your own personal Board road map, thank you for attending. It was a very informative and well attended event and we hope it has helped you on your journey to developing your approach for Board opportunities.
Thank you again to all of our incredible presenters - their time and efforts are very much appreciated!
Our inaugural workshop was a great success!
Thank you to Odgers Berndtson for participating, especially Elaine and Tony for sharing their expertise and knowledge on the subject matter.
Please consider providing your feedback if you attended our April workshop so we can continue to inspire you - Please click here to take our survey
Below is the presentation from our April 2nd Workshop hosted by Odgers Berndtson