Board Ready Women

Creating opportunities for women on boards

We are a team of people who actively network to support Board Ready Women to obtain Board Positions. We offer recruitment opportunities, skill-building programs and thought provoking events to support women with their Board Career journey.

Since joining Board Ready Women:

We partnered with the Federal government on the 50 - 30 Challenge initiative.

This challenge is rooted in two aspirations over time – Gender Parity (“50%”) and Significant Representation (“30%”) of other under-represented groups (racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2 community) on Canadian Board(s) and senior management while recognizing the unique needs of various sectors and organization types as well as offering a range of supports for the specific needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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We are building a strong network through:

Connecting BRW network with other useful resources.

Compiling a database of “Board Experienced” women who are available to connect and mentor “Board Ready” women.

Developing a database of women who have self-identified as “Board Ready” including basic skillsets, prior Board experience, areas of interest and contact information.

Creating a repository of Board opportunities, communications, tools and techniques to assist in the purpose.

Organizing quarterly events to share ideas and progress as well as providing networking opportunities with other “Board Ready” and “Board Experienced” women and male counterparts to promote awareness and socialization of the issue of gender diversity on Boards.

Become a part of BRW Network today!

Events Happening Now

June 16, 2021

COURTESY POSTING: The Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards 2021 (CIWB)

The Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards was established to champion the women (and men) in our city who have achieved professional excellence while also championing diverse leadership in our community.

December 1, 2020

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Join us to make a difference: 50-30 CHALLENGE: Your Diversity Advantage

We Have Exciting News To Share!

The challenge is rooted in two aspirations over time – Gender Parity (“50%”) and Significant Representation (“30%”) of other under-represented groups (racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2 community) on Canadian Board(s) and senior management.

The challenge will use differentiated approaches to measure progress and targets recognizing the unique needs of various sectors, organization types and sizes as well as offering a range of supports for the specific needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

We are inviting all of you to partner up with us!

Join us here

Featured

Board Feature

Kiren Singh, Independent Director of Pieridae

“I am thrilled to join Pieridae’s board and contribute to the success of this progressive Canadian company.  Pieridae’s commitment to ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) including: reduction in green house gas emissions; advancement of indigenous relations and employment; and, increasing women on its board and executive team all contribute to increasing stakeholder value at this important time for the company, our province and country.”

I am pleased to share with you the press release of my recent election to the board of directors of Pieridae Energy Inc. (TSX:PEA):  https://pieridaeenergy.com/news.

Founded in 2011, Pieridae Energy Inc., a majority Canadian owned corporation based in Calgary, is focused on the development of integrated energy-related activities, from the exploration and extraction of natural gas to the development, construction and operation of the Goldboro LNG facility and the production of LNG for sale to Europe and other markets.

Have you joined a board since you became part of Board Ready Women network?

Please let us know so we can celebrate your success with you! Whatever is the type of the organization, its size or the sector, we want to know more and inspire others.
Our Latest Success Stories

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 Board Chair

Heather Culbert ICD.D

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