Parity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Events, mentoring, governance training, and a groundbreaking certification to close the gender gap

Women in Governance (WiG) is a non-profit organization that supports women in their career advancement, leadership development, and ambitions to serve on Boards. We also help organizations achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace with our Parity CertificationTM.

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Our activities

We are proud to offer you high-level events with inspiring speakers, robust governance training programs (in French only), exclusive workshops, and more!

2023 Annual Recognition Gala — Toronto

Join leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance 2023 Annual Recognition Gala in Toronto!

Les thématiques actuelles — Cohort 5 (fall 2023)

(*Our governance training programs are available in French only.*) La Gouvernance au Féminin et l’IGOPP sont fiers de vous offrir une série de 5 ateliers de formation concernant les enjeux et défis actuels pour une gouvernance créatrice de valeurs.

Les incontournables — Cohort 16 (starting March 9)

(*Our governance training programs are available in French only.*) La Gouvernance au Féminin et l’IGOPP sont fiers de vous offrir une série de 5 ateliers de formation concernant les enjeux essentiels dans la gouvernance d’entreprise. Réservez votre place sans tarder !

Women in Governance and Desjardins: together for mentoring

(*Event in French*) La Gouvernance au Féminin (LGAF) est fière d’annoncer la tenue d’un cocktail / ‘fireside chat’ exclusif et gratuit présenté par Desjardins, le lundi 7 novembre de 16h30...

Favoriser l’équité et l’inclusion
à travers le mode de travail hybride

(*Event in French*) La Gouvernance au Féminin vous invite à son prochain cocktail / panel en présentiel à Montréal, présenté par Cominar, le lundi 24 octobre de 17h15 à 19h30...

2022 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Join leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance’s 2022 Annual Recognition Gala in Montreal!

Parity Forum — Interactive Session

This free virtual event was designed for Parity certified organizations… and we offer those interested in closing the gender gap in the workplace the chance to participate!

Women in STEM

Women in Governance (WiG) is delighted to host a free panel discussion on Tuesday, June 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT with inspiring women in STEM!

2022 Annual Recognition Gala — Toronto

Join leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance’s 2022 Annual Recognition Gala in Toronto!

Les thématiques actuelles — Cohorte no 4

(*Our governance training programs are available in French only.*) La Gouvernance au Féminin et l’IGOPP sont fiers de vous offrir une série de 5 ateliers de formation concernant les enjeux et défis actuels pour une gouvernance créatrice de valeurs

Les incontournables — Cohorte no 15

(*Our governance training programs are available in French only.*) La Gouvernance au Féminin et l’IGOPP sont fiers de vous offrir une série de 5 ateliers de formation concernant les enjeux essentiels dans la gouvernance d’entreprise.

Parity Forum

We are delighted to invite you to the Women in Governance 2022 Parity Forum featuring esteemed members of our Parity Certification’s consultant partners.

The Pathway to an International Board

Women in Governance (WiG) is honoured to welcome four exceptional women who sit on Boards all over the globe to offer you inspiration and guidance during a free panel discussion...

Self-esteem and Impostor Syndrome

(*Event in French*) Comment accroître son estime de soi et vaincre le syndrome de l’imposteur·rice pour améliorer ses relations professionnelles et accélérer son développement de carrière ? Joignez-vous à nous...

Negotiation Skills and Political Abilities: Fireside Chat with Shauna Clark

Women in Governance (WiG) is honoured to present a fireside chat with special guest Shauna Clark, US Chair and US Head of Employment and Labor, Norton Rose Fulbright, hosted by Caroline Codsi,...

Developing Your Personal Brand

Women in Governance (WiG) is proud to present a workshop with personal branding and social media expert Marina Byezhanova, Co-Founder of headhunting firm Pronexia Inc. and personal branding agency Brand of...

What Lies Ahead for Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights?

Women in Governance (WiG) is honored to welcome five exceptional women from all over the globe to offer you a free panel discussion on the delicate yet essential issue of...

Parity Certification Forum

Women in Governance (WiG) is proud to present a panel discussion composed of esteemed members of our Parity Certification’s consultant partners: Gordon Frost, Partner and Ottawa Office Leader at Mercer Canada, Ofelia...

Women in Media: Fireside chat
with Catherine Tait

Women in Governance (WiG) is proud to present a fireside chat with Catherine Tait, the first woman appointed President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada and Chair of the Global Task Force...

Men: Crucial Stakeholders in the Quest for Parity

Parity. Diversity. Inclusion. The Time Has Come, For the Love of Men!

2021 Annual Recognition Gala

TIME TO SHINE ! Join the leaders from the corporate and political world for the Women in Governance’s 2021 Annual Recognition Gala!

The Pathway to the Boardroom: Fireside Chat with Phyllis Yaffe

How do you go from Librarian, to CEO of a publicly traded company, and Consul of Canada in New York?

Gender Parity Forum – Sodexo

Join us for this Gender Parity Forum! This virtual forum will deep dive into Sodexo’s Gender Balance Study, which explores the business performance outcomes that are linked to equal gender distribution...

Panel virtuel : 10e anniversaire de la loi Copé-Zimmermann

(*Event in French*) Panel virtuel “10e anniversaire de la loi Copé-Zimmermann”(Loi française relative à la représentation équilibrée des femmes et des hommes au sein des conseils d’administration et de surveillance).

L’épuisement professionnel chez les femmes en contexte de pandémie

(*Event in French*) Panel virtuel sur l’épuisement professionnel chez les femmes en contexte de pandémie.

Global Parity Summit

To accelerate moving the needle, we invite you to our GLOBAL PARITY SUMMIT to celebrate our 10th anniversary. This unprecedented event will take place online on November 12 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm...

Gender Parity Forum

Women in Governance (WiG) wishes to invite you to our Gender Parity Forum, taking place on September 29th at 12 pm EST.

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Closing the gender gap in the legal industry

Women in Governance is excited to bring its live panel discussions, featuring exceptional guests, to an even greater global audience via online streaming!

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Monique Leroux & Norm Steinberg

Women in Governance is excited to bring its live panel discussions, featuring exceptional guests, to an even greater global audience via online streaming!

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Aerospace industry leaders

Women in Governance is excited to bring its live panel discussions, featuring exceptional guests, to an even greater global audience via online streaming!

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Valerie Pisano

Women in Governance is excited to bring its live Fireside Chat events, featuring exceptional guests, to an even greater global audience via online streaming!

Global Leaders 4 Parity Series – Rola Dagher

Women in Governance is excited to bring its live Fireside Chat events, featuring exceptional guests, to an even greater global audience via online streaming!

2020 Annual Recognition Gala — Toronto

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, in the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Midi-Propulsion

(*Event in French*) Vous aspirez à siéger dans des conseils d’administration ou à atteindre des postes exécutifs ? Avez-vous tout ce qu’il vous faut en termes d’expérience, de formation ou...

HR Forum

Does your organization have more than 400 employees? Women in Governance invites you to join us at our HR Forum, where we will present the latest research and trends on...

Forum RH

(*Event in French*) Votre organisation compte plus de 400 employé·e·s ? La Gouvernance au Féminin vous invite à vous joindre à nous pour le Forum RH où seront présentés les...

2019 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

Networking cocktail & panel discussion with Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders

Women in Governance is proud to present this event on the sidelines of the Women Deliver 2019 conference in partnership with Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada and the National Committee...

Randi Zuckerberg at the CCMM in collaboration with Women in Governance!

Be inspired by this entrepreneur campaigning for more women in tech!

2019 Annual Recognition Gala — Toronto

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 9:45 pm,  in the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Exclusive Networking Dinner with Headhunters – Women in Governance

Do you aspire to serve on boards or at higher executive positions? Do you want to make sure you have everything you need in terms of experience, education, networking, etc....

Hillary Clinton in Montreal

Join Hillary Rodham Clinton this Fall as she travels the United States and Canada. Interviewed by Caroline Codsi, ICD.D., President & Founder, Women in Governance in Toronto September 28th (sold...

2018 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Women in Governance’s Annual Recognition Gala took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

Networking Cocktail with Craig T. Smith, a key player in the last American presidential race!

After interviewing Hillary Clinton a few months ago, Caroline Codsi, President and Founder of Women in Governance interviewed Craig T. Smith, key player in the last American presidential campaign and...

Déjeuner-causerie du 9 avril – Le monde politique à la rencontre du monde des affaires

(*Événement en anglais.*) La Gouvernance au Féminin a tenu un prestigieux déjeuner-conférence le lundi 9 avril 2018 de 12h15 à 14h15 au Salon Ovale du Ritz-Carlton Montréal.

Rotating dinner with the head hunters on February 27, 2018 at the Club St–James

Make your career a priority in 2018.

2017 Annual Recognition Gala — Montreal

Women in Governance Annual Recognition Gala was held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

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Mentoring

Tailor-made pairings with high-level mentors

Women in Governance’s mentoring programs are designed for both executive and professional women, aiming to give them tools to accelerate their career development and be better prepared for their next challenge. Each program lasts 12 months, is available globally, and includes exclusive training and networking workshops. This is one of WiG’s concrete actions to help increasing gender equity in senior management positions and other decision-making bodies, while also creating a strong and diverse female talent pool in all industries! Utmost gratitude to Desjardins, presenting partner.

Governance training

Ateliers rigoureux en gouvernance (in French)

Les formations de La Gouvernance au Féminin concernent tant les enjeux fondamentaux que les défis d’actualité en gouvernance. Elles s’adressent à toute personne qui souhaite approfondir ses connaissances sur le fonctionnement des conseils d’administration, ou encore qui œuvre ou aspire à œuvrer dans des fonctions exécutives. Offertes en mode hybride pour permettre flexibilité et réseautage, elles ont été développées conjointement avec l’Institut sur la gouvernance d’organisations privées et publiques (IGOPP). Merci à la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, partenaire présentateur.

Our Founder and Chief Equity Officer

Caroline Codsi, ICD.D

A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline Codsi has had a successful career in the corporate world for over 20 years, including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations. She was recognized as part of Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, the Top 75 Canadian Immigrants, Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and Top 100 Entrepreneurs changing the world. Since 2017, surrounded by a strong and ever-expanding team, she has opted to dedicate all of her time, energy, and vision to Women in Governance, which she founded herself in 2010.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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what executive women make on average for every $1 made by their male counterparts.

Diversity Disclosure Practices,
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, 2019

employees work for an organization that holds Women in Governance’s Parity CertificationTM!

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of TSX listed companies providing diversity disclosure have a woman CEO.

Diversity Disclosure Practices,
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, 2021