WCM Board Ready Directory

Our directory of Canadian board-ready women serves as a resource for board chairs, senior leaders and recruiters to identify and locate women who are eminently qualified to sit on public, crown, private, and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. The latest CSA Staff Review of Women on Boards and in executive officer positions found that only 17% of major Canadian Board members are women, despite established regulations put in place. The purpose of the WCM Board-Ready Directory is to provide board recruiters with a pool of qualified female candidates, to encourage greater gender diversity on corporate boards in Canada.

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CANDIDATE CRITERIA
WCM board-ready nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree, which in most cases is complemented by a professional designation or graduate degree;
  • Recognized for a high level of competence in several of the skills listed in the WCM Board-Ready Skills Matrix;
  • Two credible nominations, one from a seasoned board member and the other from an industry executive (maximum of 500 words each, with an inclusion in what capacity they know you and what you would bring to a board).

In addition, at least two of the following four criteria must be met:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in or related to the financial services industry;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in C-suite or senior leadership roles;
  • Formal governance certification or designation from a recognized accrediting institution;
  • Prior experience serving on a board (corporate, crown, private or not-for-profit).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Nominate a candidate or submit your own application to the Board-Ready list. 

Nominations and submissions are accepted by the WCM office year-round, but reviewed every six-months by the committee. 

Submission Deadlines: June 30 and December 30 each year
New Inductees Announced: Early September and March each year.


Improve gender diversity in Canada’s boardrooms:

  1. Spread the word - bring awareness to WCM’s Board-Ready Directory by sharing it with fellow board members, senior leaders, recruiters and prospective candidates in your network;
  2. Nominate or encourage qualified, board-ready women to apply;
  3. Share and promote the Board-Ready Directory on your social media channels.

The Board-Ready list is compiled by members of WCM's Women in Leadership Committee (WIL), with the input of highly experienced industry professionals from across Canada.

Our directory of Canadian board-ready women serves as a resource for board chairs, senior leaders and recruiters to identify and locate women who are eminently qualified to sit on public, crown, private, and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. The latest CSA Staff Review of Women on Boards and in executive officer positions found that only 17% of major Canadian Board members are women, despite established regulations put in place. The purpose of the WCM Board-Ready Directory is to provide board recruiters with a pool of qualified female candidates, to encourage greater gender diversity on corporate boards in Canada.


in-partnership-with-theboardlist.png#asset:55263





CANDIDATE CRITERIA
WCM board-ready nominees must meet the following criteria:


  • An undergraduate degree, which in most cases is complemented by a professional designation or graduate degree;
  • Recognized for a high level of competence in several of the skills listed in the WCM Board-Ready Skills Matrix;
  • Two credible nominations, one from a seasoned board member and the other from an industry executive (maximum of 500 words each, with an inclusion in what capacity they know you and what you would bring to a board).

In addition, at least two of the following four criteria must be met:


  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in or related to the financial services industry;
  • A minimum of five years of experience in C-suite or senior leadership roles;
  • Formal governance certification or designation from a recognized accrediting institution;
  • Prior experience serving on a board (corporate, crown, private or not-for-profit).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Nominate a candidate or submit your own application to the Board-Ready list. 


Nominations and submissions are accepted by the WCM office year-round, but reviewed every six-months by the committee. 

Submission Deadlines: June 30 and December 30 each year
New Inductees Announced: Early September and March each year.



Improve gender diversity in Canada’s boardrooms:


  1. Spread the word - bring awareness to WCM’s Board-Ready Directory by sharing it with fellow board members, senior leaders, recruiters and prospective candidates in your network;
  2. Nominate or encourage qualified, board-ready women to apply;
  3. Share and promote the Board-Ready Directory on your social media channels.

The Board-Ready list is compiled by members of WCM's Women in Leadership Committee (WIL), with the input of highly experienced industry professionals from across Canada.

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Mary Anne De Monte-Whelan

Frances Kordyback

Jackie Moss

Margot Naudie

Sandra Rosch

Dianne Saxe

Louise Tardif

Annie Theriault

Karen Wagman

Benita Warmbold

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