Event: Celebrating our first cohort in the Women Who Lead Governance Fellowship!

Hayley Becker

Toronto, ON (July 7, 2024) – Mirams Becker, Miller Thomson and Women Who Lead celebrated our first cohort in the Women Who Lead Governance Fellowship!

The Women Who Lead Governance Fellowship is a unique professional development opportunity for women in healthcare interested in breaking into the boardroom. Through leading faculty of governance experts, Board recruitment specialists and women in healthcare serving on non-profit boards, this program provides women a foundation in healthcare governance and direction on pursuing Board of Directors opportunities.

On June 20, 2024, Karima Kanani, Partner Healthcare Practice and Board Governance Specialist, hosted the inaugural cohort at the Miller Thomson offices where we heard from esteemed panelists Anjum Sultana, Susannah Margison, and Nicole Beben.

Photo above: The Inaugural Women Who Lead Governance Fellowship Cohort and Panel Members


Photo above left: Karima Kanani welcoming the group to the Miller Thomson offices for the final session. 
Photo above middle: Laura Desveaux and Hayley Becker with fellow Denika McPherson.
Photo above right: Karima answering questions for the audience. 



Panel member Anjum Sultana (Board Member of YMCA of Greater Toronto, Toronto Environmental Alliance and Regent Park Community Health Centre) shared her reflections on the event and her own governance journey on her blog Securing Your Seat At The Table (substack.com)

Fellows participated in programming over three sessions, providing insight into different areas of the governance journey.

Session 1: Boardroom Basics: a “legal 101” governance education session on what you need to know about non-profit organizations and boards to be a Director.

Session 2: Rise to the Top: An interactive session which provided tools on navigating the governance recruitment process, including developing your board bio, advancing your board application and having a successful board interview.

Session 3: Leadership and Influence: This panel event provided insights on making an impact from women in governance who are serving as directors and officers on healthcare boards.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our participants and panel members.  We look forward to seeing where this fellowship takes you!


Women Who Lead, Laura Desveaux @ weleadhealthcare@gmail.com
Miller Thomson LLP, Karima Kanani @ kkanani@millerthomson.com
Mirams Becker, Hayley Becker @ hayley@miramsbecker.com

Mirams Becker is a Retained Executive Search Firm dedicated to the Healthcare Sector. We are dedicated to building leadership capacity in the healthcare sector, one opportunity at a time. Mirams Becker is a proud Corporate Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, with strong alignment and commitment to the College’s vision to build connections for a healthier Canada.