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The Board Blueprint: Designing a Successful Governance Structure

14 June 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the presence of a competent and diverse board is crucial for sustainable growth and long-term success. This webinar will provide valuable insights into various aspects of board formation, addressing key questions such as what constitutes a board of directors, the significance of having one, and when and how to initiate the process.

During this insightful webinar, we will cover the following:

  • What constitutes a board of directors and its importance
  • How to initiate and establish a board for your company
  • Understanding the risk-averse benefits of having a board
  • Meeting the demands of funders: Why a board is essential for companies seeking investment
  • Embracing diversity: The significance of a board that complies with the 50-30 challenge

Additionally, we will delve into the vital importance of embracing diversity within the boardroom. Recognizing the 50-30 challenge, we will explore why having a board that reflects a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise is essential for effective decision-making and overall organizational success.

Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain practical insights into building and maintaining a robust board of directors. We look forward to welcoming you to this engaging online event and helping you unlock the potential of your company’s governance structure.

About the facilitator:

This webinar will be facilitated by Trish Mandewo, who has served on more than 20 boards. Currently, she is the First Vice President for the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), and she sits on the Women’s Enterprise Center (WEBC) Board, Metro Vancouver Indigenous Relations Committee and The Black Opportunity Fund Governance Committee.

She is also the founder and CEO of Synergy Executive & Boards Consulting GroupSynergy. Synergy on boards provides corporations and nonprofits looking to bring diversity of thoughts into their boardrooms easy access to subject matter experts and professional, board-ready Black, Indigenous and other visible minorities.


14 June 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


SFU Venture Labs
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