Announcing “She’s On Board”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

She&Her and PoliticsNOW team up to launch leadership program

(Sudbury, ON) - She&Her and PoliticsNOW are two of Sudbury’s most exciting, new and impactful organizations, and they are partnering together to help train the next generation of female leaders in our city and equip them with the tools that they need to be successful. Together they are excited to announce the launch of the She’s On Board Program.

She’s On Board is a program to equip women to become more comfortable with governance and public policy, as well as connecting them to established boards in Greater Sudbury. On November 16th, we will be offering a free, one-day workshop led by some of the city’s most experienced female leaders. This workshop will accommodate a small class of both new leaders and experienced leaders, and we will offer tangible, inclusive and hands-on training in an accessible manner. Upon completion of the training, the graduates would then have the opportunity to be matched with a local board to either join as a director or receive mentorship from a current board member, should no positions be open for fulfillment.

“According to a 2017 survey done by Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, only 20.5% of board seats in Canada are held by women. While almost half of the directors surveyed stated that their board had a target for increasing the representation of women on their board, only 57% of boards in the country have three or more female directors, which is the minimum needed for boards to reap the rewards of having more diversity in the decision making process,” states Amanda Kingsley Malo, PoliticsNOW founder. “We recognize that it is not always easy for boards to be connected with women leaders that would be a good fit with the established community of the board, though. That’s where we come in.”

“We are incredibly excited about the She’s On Board program, and know that it will be a great opportunity to help connect women to roles that will help them develop their leadership skills and become established community leaders,” says Hailey Short, co-founder She&Her. “Both She&Her and PoliticsNOW have a mandate to increase the number of women in leadership roles, and we truly believe this is a step in the right direction.”

For those who are interested in participating in the program, we encourage you to complete a short application that can be found here. For Board of Directors who are interested in participating, please reach out to hello@sheandher.info. For more information regarding She’s On Board, please visit www.sheandher.info or www.polinow.org