Pender & Howe Executive Search is very proud to announce a sponsoring partnership with the Excellence in Canadian Board Governance (ECBG) program.

Today, Women In Bio (WIB)-Greater Montreal and BIOQuebec presented a webinar on International Women’s Day regarding Excellence in Board Governance and Tipping the Balance – Driving Gender Parity on Life Sciences Corporate Boards.

Renowned moderator, Tasha Kheiriddin, led the discussion on the current status of women on life sciences boards. Guest panelists, women active in the leadership of scientific organizations, discussed the pitfalls and more importantly, the solutions that will encourage more women on life sciences boards. It was also an opportunity for WIB-Greater Montreal and McGill University’s Directors Education Program to announce the implementation of a new mobilizing program: “Excellence in Canadian Board Governance”.

Guest panelists included:
Kiersten Combs – Country President – Canada, AstraZeneca
Amie Phinney, PhD, MBA – Senior Director, adMare BioInnovations
Wendy Hurlburt – President & CEO, Life Sciences BC
Deborah Blake, PhD – Study Director, Charles River Laboratories
Anie Perrault – General Manager, BIOQuebec

Pender & Howe shares Women in Bio’s commitment to support diversity in the boardroom by increasing board leadership opportunities for women in Canada’s Life Science and Biotechnology sectors.

The ECBG program builds the skills that board members need to be effective by deciphering the growing complexities of board responsibilities and governance issues and delineating a framework for refined decision-making. The result is a direct pipeline of prospective life science directors with an in-depth knowledge of board governance, primed for rapid onboarding.

To learn more about this exciting program please visit – or contact Celine Chabee.