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Reflections from The Governance Boutique

Watch for a regular series of posts on governance matters and the board journey written by the Governance Boutique founder, Donna, governance coach, Paul and governance branding coach, Kerry.


Thinking of Joining a Board? Time for Personal Due Diligence

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach Joining a board can be a pivotal and rewarding point in your career. There are so many exciting opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction and future success of the company, making critical decisions at the highest levels of the organization. However, before you take the leap it is importantContinue reading “Thinking of Joining a Board? Time for Personal Due Diligence”

Governance Boutique expert Mardi Witzel shares her view on AI governance

The call for trustworthy AI is evolving from an era characterized mainly by the existence of principles-based frameworks, to one where regulations and standards promise to inject a sense of urgency and pragmatism to the task. The introduction of proposed AI legislation in the European Union, the U.S. and now Canada, means that private sectorContinue reading Governance Boutique expert Mardi Witzel shares her view on AI governance

Thinking Of Joining A Board? Assess The Company And Board Culture

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach Organizations have a wide range of cultures, those unspoken norms of behavior that define how the company operates, and which can be an important contributor to the success of a company. Some companies see themselves as competitive, some are conservative and bureaucratic in their approach. Still others may be creativeContinue reading “Thinking Of Joining A Board? Assess The Company And Board Culture”

Why Join a Board Anyway? 5 Reasons for Becoming a Board Director

By Paul Dubal, Governance Coach It is common knowledge that boards have a range of accountabilities and potential liabilities that were almost inconceivable thirty years ago. The average non-executive director (NED) of a public company board will spend up to 40 days per year on board meetings and related duties. It is a significant commitmentContinue reading “Why Join a Board Anyway? 5 Reasons for Becoming a Board Director”

Gender-Value in the Boardroom

By Donna Price, Governance Coach and founder of the Governance Boutique With an unswerving purpose and without arousing needless antagonism, step-by-step, one by one, women are making their way into Canadian boardrooms – proud to be participants in a forward movement and equally proud to be valued contributors. Work is the birthright of the humanContinue reading “Gender-Value in the Boardroom”

Elevate Your Board Value

By Donna Price, Governance Coach and founder of the Governance Boutique I believe in the value, talent and human potential of women and their importance to value creation in enterprise and society.  It is no secret that most corporate boards lack gender representation. The Governance Boutique is committed to supporting and elevating the value ofContinue reading “Elevate Your Board Value”

Thoughtful exploration of governance issues

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