Alumna Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84), has spent nearly four decades building her career as a respected Corporate Director, Entrepreneur and Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant. While gaining monumental life and business experience as a woman in leadership, Rosati has kept Brock front of mind.
Over the years and through various engagements with the Brock community, Rosati has ensured student continue to have the positive experience she once did.
Recently, Rosati’s social purpose company, Women Get On Board Inc. (WGOB) launched a mentorship program to match aspiring corporate mentees with accomplished corporate directors (mentors). Following suit, based on the WGOB’s success with the program and in alignment with Brock’s existing initiatives to support women in leadership, Rosati’s recent gift has established a Women in Leadership mentorship program at Brock.
Rosati’s goal for the mentorship program in both her company and now at Brock holds the same intention as most of her work; to inspire, elevate, support, encourage and motivate women in leadership. Spending most of her professional career leading and serving on boards and in executive positions where she was one of few, if not the only woman around the boardroom table, Rosati wants to make the landscape more diverse & inclusive for women entering board and leadership roles today.
“The only way to lead is by example,” said Rosati. “My hope is that by giving back to my community in ways that are meaningful and by stepping up as a woman leader, I will inspire others to do the same. The goal of my support is not only to enable and motivate the next generation of women leaders at Brock but also encourage other existing women leaders to invest in the future of the next generation of us.”