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21
Mar

How to Create a Better Board of Directors

Published December 3 2015 By Deborah Petersen, GSBStanford David Dodson shares best practices for advisory boards and thoughts on what makes a well-run board after conducting an informal survey of company board members. Some points include: Have a set a formal guidelines for the board to follow Boards are not one size fits all Confidence …

18
Mar

Prime Minister to recommend the appointment of GDX Executive Director Ratna Omidvar to the Senate of Canada

The Global Diversity Exchange is pleased to share today’s announcement of the Prime Minister’s intention to recommend the appointment of Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont., to the Senate of Canada. For the past thirty years, Ratna has been a tireless advocate for building a more inclusive Canada. Through her work, Ratna has established herself as one …

18
Mar

Toward a value-creating board

Published February 2016 McKinsey&Company The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices. Directors say they dedicate more time now to their board duties than ever …

24
Feb

Leading the way: CivicAction Celebrates Emerging Civic Leaders and Presents Ratna Omidvar with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Published February 24th, 2016 By CivicAction, CNW Newswire Last night at MetroNext: A Celebration of Civic Leaders, CivicAction rolled out the civic red carpet for the boldest and brightest leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Now in its second year, the event shined a spotlight on extraordinary rising and established leaders in …

19
Feb

In Conversation with MCIS: Recruiting through DiverseCity onBoard

MCIS Language Services is a comprehensive non-profit language solutions hub providing high quality, responsive, and cost-effective services in over 200 languages. MCIS’s enduring vision is to create a world without language barriers and inspire societal change by providing widespread access to affordable professional language solutions. Over the past 25 years MCIS has evolved into a social enterprise model committed to a …

19
Feb

Interview with DiverseCity onBoard board appointee Rick Gill

“Do it now. Why wait? Society needs your perspective. Seeking a board appointment is more about what you can contribute to a discussion, not about the career or perceived status you hold.” Rick Gill National Retail Development, Account Manager & Project Manager, McIntyre Group of Companies DiverseCity onBoard candidate Rick Gill was recently appointed to …

11
Feb

Is Your Board “Normal”?

Published January 27, 2015 By Ruth McCambridge, NonProfit Quarterly The 2014 BoardSource Governance Index is a survey of nonprofit boards in the United States. In 2014 the Index collected and published the results of a survey looking into trends in nonprofit board leadership. The results provide an insight into the norms in practices that nonprofit …

5
Feb

Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

Published January 22, 2016 CBC Radio The Current Diversity and why it matters at the Oscars, in Hollywood, and in Canadian entertainment, is a conversation that is long overdue. The Current’s panel of film and media insiders include: Cameron Bailey is artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Rakhi Mutta is the director and producer …