Girls on Boards is putting forward a new vision for governance in Canada. By placing experienced emerging leaders (“Young Directors”) from diverse backgrounds at the board table, Girls on Boards is building the new generation of decision-makers.
Young Directors receive world-class training in governance and financials, fundraising and problem-solving, personal and team leadership. When assigned to a board, each Young Director is supported by a partnered board mentor (“mentor”) and a volunteer coach (provided by G(irls)20).
Girls on Boards is currently looking for women-identifying and/or non-binary professionals with governance and/or mentoring experience to join our current cohort as a Coach for one year.
Coaches support Young Directors during their one-year term on a board. They help young leaders develop their professional and personal goals and assist them in navigating issues related to the program.
Coaches will be matched with a Young Director at the beginning of their board placement. Please note that board dates are staggered and will begin in Summer/Fall 2021.
What are we asking?
As a coach, we ask you to commit one-year to:
- Complete the coaching program, with the assistance of a coaching handbook
- First three 3 months: meet twice monthly (1-2 hours per meeting)
- Ensuing months: once a month (1-2 hours per meeting)
- Meet with Young Director and their Board Mentor three times during their board placement (1-2 hours per meeting)
- Attend the Coach welcome and onboarding session (1-2 hours)
- Attend G(irls)20’s Equity on Board training. Upon completion, all participants will receive a certificate and LinkedIn badge (3 hours)
- Participate in Girls on Boards’ program evaluation (one survey and one interview)
I’m interested, what’s next?
- If you would like to share your experiences and coach a young women leader, please fill out the application on our website: Coach C5 Apply — Girls20
- Please note that interviews will take place from April 12-April 26
- Share this opportunity with your networks (see graphic and sample post attached to this email)