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:
Events Happening Now
January 26, 2022, 4 – 6 pm (MST)
Shareholder Activism on the rise: What Boards need to know
Hear it from the experts Ian Robertson, Dawn Farrell and Robert Richardson on the topic of Shareholder Activism moderated by Sippy Chhina, Director, Board Ready Women. Our panelists will share their experience on the best practices to consider for preparations, strategic considerations and response.
November 23, 2021
Mustering the Nerve to Lead: An intimate discussion with Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera
Join us to hear from two pioneering women who embraced leadership opportunities with grit and grace and lessons learned along the way. As the first female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities and directors of some of the nation’s largest market cap companies, Martha and Indira offer candid and insightful perspectives on the dilemmas and opportunities women confront in leadership and how these learnings prepared them to maximize their impact on Boards.
Heather Culbert named the 2021 Women's Energy Council Executive of the Year!
Kudos to our own Heather Culbert, Board Ready Women Co-Founder, President, and Board Chair on the Women’s The Energy Council “Executive of the Year” award for her professional achievements, philanthropy and community involvement.
This award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those who have made a true difference to the Canadian oil and gas industry and local communities. They are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, inspiring others and achieving growth in challenging markets whilst always giving back to communities.
Women’s Energy Council Executive of the Year
Heather Culbert – Director Whitecap Resources Inc.
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!
Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (TSXV: EAC) (“Earth Alive” or the “Company”), a Canadian soil health company that develops and manufactures advanced microbial technology products, announced today that Paula Caldwell St-Onge was appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Ms. Caldwell St-Onge, a recipient of the Head of the Public Service Award for Excellence in Policy and the Queen’s Gold Jubilee medal, began her career in the Public Service in 1989. She worked in several government departments where she gained expertise in communications, environmental sustainability and political risk. She has been a Director General of Canada’s Environmental Federal national programs on Enforcement, Environmental assessments and Emergency and Preparedness as well as Director General of the Pan African bureau at Global affairs Canada. She has served as Senior Trade Commissioner, Minister Counsellor of Trade, Consul General and Ambassador in Brazil, Mexico, Texas (and 5 surrounding States), and Haiti respectively. She is also a Patron of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
“Ms. Caldwell St-Onge has a strong international background, with an active international network and comes with great experience in the environmental sector”, said Robert Blain, Chairman of the board of directors. “She has also been involved in the mining industry as Board Director of two companies”.
Ms. Caldwell St-Onge will also be a member of Earth Alive’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
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
2020 / 2021 appointments
Paula Caldwell St-Onge
Alberta Cancer Foundation - Board Director
ENMAX Corporation - Board Director
Credit Counselling Society - Board Director
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