Women On Board Publishes 2nd Edition of Women On Board Source

The Source for 60+ Exceptional Women Corporate Board Candidates

VANCOUVER, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Women On Board announced today the publication of the 2nd Edition of Women On Board Source, a searchable, online listing now featuring over 60 qualified women corporate board candidates for appointment in Canada.

Women On Board Source helps boards and search firms find and connect with highly qualified women corporate board candidates. The 60+ women featured in Women On Board Source were nominated and then selected for participation in the Women On Board Mentoring Program because of their strong candidacy for corporate board service. They are top executives and professionals across Canada, each with an impressive depth of experience in their industry. Many have expertise in areas like accounting, executive compensation, legal and regulatory requirements, investment management, risk management, venture capital, and more. All of them are experienced board members having served on various types of corporate boards, committees, and non-profit boards. As part of their participation in the mentoring program, the women are mentored by prominent Board Chairs or CEOs who help them achieve their goal of attaining a corporate board appointment by advising them and advocating for them.

"I have spent time getting to know my mentee, so I know what she is capable of and how she can add value to a board. She is an exceptional board candidate. I can vouch for that," said Rick George, Director, Royal Bank of Canada, Former President and CEO, Suncor Energy, and mentor to Fiona Macdonald, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, Canada and US West, Towers Watson.

Each Director Profile in Women On Board Source provides a one-page synopsis of the candidate's employment, education, skills, industry and international experience, key accomplishments, board-related experience, and includes the name of the candidate's mentor. Board members and search consultants can search Women On Board Source to find board candidates who have the experience and skills they are looking for.

"Women On Board Source is a good resource for boards and search firms because it brings to their attention women who are strong board candidates who they might not know or find on their own. If these women aren't already on their radars, they should be," said Donald Lowry, President and CEO of EPCOR Utilities, Chair of Canadian Oil Sands and Capital Power.

Find Women On Board Source on our website at: womenonboard.ca/womenonboardsource

About Women On Board
Women On Board promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards in Canada. A not-for-profit society established in 2007, our founders are Patrick O'Callaghan and Associates, a board governance consultancy, Richard Ivey School of Business, and executive search firm, Korn/Ferry International. Our aim is to develop a cadre of women to add to Canada's talent pool of potential corporate director candidates, to facilitate the appointment of Women On Board mentees to Canadian corporate boards, and to reinforce the commitment of leading Canadian companies to having more women on boards.

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SOURCE: Women on Board

For further information:

Thea M. Miller, Managing Director
Tel: 604-685-5277
Email: thea@womenonboard.ca

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