By: Habiba Cooper Diallo
TORONTO, Between June 21st to 23rd, I attended the Girls on Boards Forum hosted by G(irls)20, an organization that challenges the status quo by placing women at decision-making tables across Canada. I was recently named a Girls on Boards Young Director along with 27 other female leaders.
I am happy to have participated in the fantastic forum. It was three great days of learning from experts in diverse fields. I took away important insights from Rumeet Billan, Ph.D. 's GBA+ training, Board Financials with Heather Barnabe, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Karlyn Percil, and Negotiation with Daniel Green. It was also a great honour to meet my incredible coach Dr. Susan E. Murray in person. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. I look forward to increasing the representation of women on governance boards in my role as a Young Director. Congratulations to all the other directors!
Habiba Cooper Diallo
I am a Canadian fistula advocate and blogger, and the founder of the Women’s Health Organization International, WHOI. I have been doing fistula awareness-building in Canada for the past 10 years. My work on fistula has led me to Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. I have been featured in Forbes, the HuffPost, and UNFPA