PODCAST: Entrepreneurship, corporate board gender diversity, and giving back to Brock on Conversations with Goodman

This week’s guest on the Conversations with Goodman podcast is Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84).

Part of Brock’s first accounting co-op graduating class, Rosati has built a strong relationship with the Goodman School of Business as she continues to stay involved, connected and committed.

Having started her career in accounting, Rosati went on to become an accomplished corporate director and entrepreneur, and holds the Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) designations.

Rosati was named the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate in 2003 as an outstanding graduate and was awarded the Brock University Alumni Association 30 from the past thirty award in 2007, an award that honoured 30 Brock graduates on the 30th year of its incorporation.

In 2014, Rosati was inducted as an honouree into Brock’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international academic honours society.

Also in 2014, Rosati announced the start of the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship, an award program that supports full-time student entrepreneurs for one semester at a time and fulfills co-op work term requirements for co-op students.

“I’ve had some really wonderful recognitions from Brock, but at the same time, if you want to be part of a community, you have to give back. My calling for giving back is just a natural extension of wanting to part of the University,” said Rosati.

Rosati has served as a Monster Pitch judge for the Brock Innovation Group for the past three years and continues to show her dedication to supporting entrepreneurial students.

“The Goodman School of Business has been a great supporter of my initiatives and I think it takes an entrepreneur to know an entrepreneur and I definitely am your consummate entrepreneur.”

Rosati is co-founder of Women Get On Board, an initiative to encourage gender diversity on corporate boards through connecting, promoting and empowering women.

She discusses the need for gender diversity on public and corporate boards and how her accounting background and financial expertise has been a “bench strength” for her in serving on various corporate boards.

This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.

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