Saturday, September 20, 2008

Women on Boards: Leveraging the Promise

DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
at Verity, 111d Queen Street East; Toronto, ONT, CANADA

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions is pleased to sponsor a roundtable discussion on the topic of women on boards. The objectives of the session are to discuss the qualifications and experiences that make someone “board ready”; and to engage a diverse group of stakeholders to identify strategies to increase the number of women on the boards of Canadian organizations. The discussion will also focus on how to pursue board positions and succeed in them, based on the real life experience of the panellists and guests.

Susan Black: Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Chief Human Resources Officer ING Canada Inc. Former president of Catalyst Canada which completed a study on women on corporate boards in Canada in 2007.

Elizabeth Ghaffari: President/CEO of Technology Place Inc., founder of Champion Boards and author of Surveys of Women on Boards of Directors at California-Based Fortune 1000 Firms in 2004 and 2005.

Courtney Pratt: Chair of the Board of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. Chairman and CEO of the Toronto Region Research Alliance. Previously Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stelco, Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Hydro, CEO of Hydro One Networks, Chairman of Noranda Inc., and President of Caldwell Partners.

Beverly Topping: President/CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors, founder of Today’s Parent Magazine and a multi-media company which she sold to Rogers Media in 2000.

Betsy Wright: Previous senior positions with Chemical Bank, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Midland Walwyn Capital Inc. and National Trust. Current/past Director of BCE Inc., Canadian Bankers Association, Canadian Depository for Securities, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, Canadian Payments Association, Holt Renfrew and Co. Limited, MasterCard International and Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund.

Liane Davey, Ph.D., Liane is a Principal in the Organizational Leadership and Solutions practice of Knightsbridge. She has over 10 years consulting experience in the areas of Strategic Facilitation, Organization Development, and Measurement. Liane’s first book, Leadership Solutions (co-authored with David Weiss and Vince Molinaro) was released in the fall of 2007.

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