Conversations designed with purpose to inspire and empower women along their board director journey. This edition features Kendra MacDonald, CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and Corporate Board Director, in discussion with Boyden's Michelle Richard.
Board Journey 360o Fireside Series is presented in partnership by Boyden and International Women's Forum Canada, Toronto Chapter.
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.
Kendra MacDonald is the CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, responsible for the accelerated development and commercialization of innovation that will solve some of the world’s biggest challenges in ocean. An active member of our series partner organization, International Women's Forum Canada, Atlantic Chapter, Kendra speaks regularly on the topics of innovation and disruptive technologies, and also serves on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Clean Resource Innovation Network, Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, IWF-Atlantic, Institute of Corporate Directors (NL executive) and Shorefast Social Enterprises Inc. Previous boards include techNL, Lupus Canada, BioCanRx, St. John’s Board of Trade and Battle Harbour Historic Trust. In recognition of her leadership in building the Ocean Supercluster from the ground up, Kendra was recently named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine and one of Canada’s Top Sustainability Leaders by Clean50.
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.