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Nov 23 2023


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Vancouver Roundtable with Nancy Goertzen: Getting Boardroom Ready

Do you think you need a professional board designation, serve on multiple non-profit boards, and have blue-chip corporate experience to become a board director? Many women do! Join our session on the many paths to the boardroom and how to get there! Join Nancy Goertzen, ICD.D, an independent board director, for a dynamic and candid conversation on how to be boardroom-ready.

Learn about the value of being a “creative outsider,” how to read the (board)room, zeroing in on unspoken expectations, and delivering value as a board member. Hear the “never-mentioned” facts of what boards really want, how to evaluate a board opportunity, and how to excel as a board freshman. Find out what you are “really signing up for” when you join a board and how it can impact your brand and career, and understand the top board director dealbreakers. Assess your skills, talents, and expertise and know where you can add the most value in the boardroom.

Discover what it really takes to be boardroom-ready!

About Nancy Goertzen, Roundtable Facilitator

Nancy Goertzen, ICD.D, is an experienced independent board director and has over 30 years of experience working with private and public companies across a broad range of industries. She is a specialist in investor strategy for new and emerging companies featuring investor readiness, corporate development, strategic partnerships, corporate governance, and go-public implementation. She is the creator of Boardroom Blueprint ®, a dynamic program for private and public companies building their first board programs.

Nancy’s first career was as a television producer and on-camera talent for programming that aired on CBC, PBS, TLC, and WTV. After ten years in broadcasting, she built a career in investor readiness and strategy for public and private companies, working with a variety of companies in renewable energy, web-based media, natural resources, international schools, mass timber, and more.

Nancy holds the ICD.D designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and is a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR), a designation from Ivey Business School. She is a Director of Nationwide Self Storage Trusts I through VI, a Director of Mission Group Enterprises, a private real estate development company, a Director of Adcore (ADCO: TSX), an AI-powered ad tech
and martech company, and a Director of a private medtech company. She is an advisor and mentor to multiple startups and women looking for board positions. Nancy is a popular host for panels, roundtables, podcasts, and other events.

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