Deborah is a valued Corporate Director, an accomplished business savvy Entrepreneur and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years of high growth and transformational leadership experience in the Technology, Consumer, Retail, Cannabis, Life Sciences, Private Equity and Venture Capital industry sectors. Deborah currently serves on the board of directors of TAAL Distributed Information Technologies (CSE: TAAL-an enterprise blockchain transaction processor and Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV: KHRN), a global medical cannabis company. Deborah is also the Founder and CEO of Women Get on Board, Inc., a 800+ member-based social purpose company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards.
Deborah’s work ethic is fuelled by her passion. She is a steadfast champion of business, corporate governance and board diversity through her board leadership and advocacy for her social purpose company to get more women on boards. She is a change agent who frequently engages through panel discussions, podcasts, articles and eBooks to share her expertise and thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity, leadership and entrepreneurship. To learn more about Deborah’s speaking engagements and publications, read here.
Deborah has earned numerous nominations and awards over the years. She was recently honoured as WXN Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Entrepreneur award category in 2021. She has been recognized as a 2020 Director to Watch and a 2014 “Diversity 50” candidate. In 2012 Deborah was selected as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Director award category.
Deborah’s progressive perspectives, honed from her entrepreneurial achievements and multiple governance leadership roles, make her an exceptionally valued trusted advisor, mentor and board member.