Conversations designed with purpose to inspire and empower women along their board director journey.
This edition features Barbara Bellissimo, Board Director, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, with Boyden's Michael Lewis.
Board Journey 360o Fireside Series is presented in partnership by Boyden and International Women's Forum.
Board Journey 360o Fireside Series presents one-on-one discussions with prominent board directors representing a wide governance spectrum. In a micro-interview format, the conversations explore each directors’ unique experiences along the board journey: their insights, impacts, challenges, moments of seized opportunity, and the ever-so-critical ‘ah-ha moments’. They are designed with purpose to inspire and empower, helping contribute towards building a diverse governance pipeline.
A board director, chair and community leader, Barbara is an experienced and results driven senior executive with a broad background in Canadian and US property and casualty insurance and financial services. An active member of our series partner organization, International Women's Forum, Barbara is a talented and collaborative change leader, negotiator and influencer, focusing on talent development, diversity and women in leadership. Current and past boards include: Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Institute for Catastrophic Loss, International Women’s Forum, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Canadian Association of Direct Relationship Insurers (CADRI).
About Board Journey 360o
Presented in partnership by Boyden and International Women's Forum, the Board Journey 360o program was originally designed as an bespoke Master Class Series with a purpose to inspire and empower diverse professionals along their board director journey. The series explored all elements from recruiting to service, and what’s beyond in a hybrid program comprised of a four-part virtual workshop that included live instruction, interactive discussion, breakouts, and multiple expert speakers across the board leadership spectrum.
Each master class focused on a specific component of the journey, incorporating a versatile format into each session, all together providing a 360o perspective into the board journey. It is designed to allow for enrichment from experts and peer-to-peer discussions.
The evolved Fireside Series brings focus to the unique stories board directors share of their journey to continue the dialogue and learnings of the Master Class Series.