These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table

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These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table
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Dec

These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table

For years, Lina Duque has hustled for Bay Street businesses, doing everything from consulting to marketing and helping corporate CEOs raise their profile to nab leadership jobs.

Danielle Dowdy traded gigs at General Motors and Procter and Gamble to become a Toronto Police Services analyst. Now she’s tasked with investigating how to improve transparency with the Special Investigations Unit.

Meanwhile, Poonam Puri, an Osgoode Hall Law School professor, made her way into some of the industry’s biggest boys’ clubs, taking seats on engineering and mining boards and juggling similar roles at hospitals.

While their paths to success are different, the three have at least one thing in common. They’re all part of a large group of women willing, qualified and waiting to sit on boards.

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