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).
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
February 9, 2021
Proxy Advisors: Their role, Impact and Best Practices
Come hear from three Proxy advisory services organizations and the role they play in markets, investors, companies and how best to engage with these organizations.
We will hear from:
- Debra Sisti, Managing Director, Head of Canadian Research, ISS
- Amy Freedman, CEO, Kingsdale Advisors
- Courteney Keatinge, Senior Director of ESG Research, Glass Lewis
December 1, 2020
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!
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
Audit Committee and Board Member at Calgary Foundation
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
Independent Director at Pieridae
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