The Morning Leader: Getting on Boards

Wed Jan 29, 2014 08:00 AM - Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:00 AM
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Shari Wallace

Thea Miller

Martha Piper

Charmaine Crooks

Join The Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle for our speaker series The Morning Leader: Inspiring Executive Success - Getting on Boards and experience an educational and enlightening jump start to your day.

The first of our three events in this series will feature four high-profile executive leaders in a panel discussion about Getting on Boards - developing skills to get there, overcoming challenges, the benefits of board participation, developing governance expertise and what can be done change the current make up of boards in Vancouver and Canada.

This highly social and interactive event will offer guests the opportunity to put their questions to the panel and develop practical techniques to get on boards. January's session will feature Martha Piper, former President of UBC and director of several boards, Shari Wallace, CIO, City of Burnaby, Thea Miller, Managing Director, Catalyst Canada, and Charmaine Crooks, five time Olympian and director of several profit/non-profit boards. This session will be moderated by Nicole Byres, Partner, Miller Thomson.

What will you learn by attending?

  • How does Canada measure up to other countries from a board diversity perspective?
  • How can those at all career stages prepare to get themselves board ready?
  • What are the experiences of being on a board? What can you expect?
  • If every public company in the FP Census added a woman to their board over a 5 year period female representation would move from 14.5% to 25%.

The following two in the series will take place on Wednesday, May 14 and Wednesday September 24



Wednesday, January 29 2013


Registration & light breakfast: 8 a.m.
Program: 8:30 - 10 a.m.


VIFF's Vancity Theatre at
the Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour Street



$59 + HST 


$118 + HST 

The Women's Leadership Circle (WLC) is a signature program of The Vancouver Board of Trade. The WLC is one of the largest women's business networking groups in Metro Vancouver. Based on the pillars of connections, conversations, recognition and advocacy, the WLC is an inclusive business community which embraces diversity and elevates women. The Vancouver Board of Trade believes that businesses thrive when women are fully engaged at all levels. To learn more please visit 

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