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Watson May 30, 2024

Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

You may have noticed a few changes to our look and feel over the past few months at Watson – we’

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Watson Feb 16, 2022
Diversity in Decision Making at the Board

Dear Reader, This is a model which I developed over 30 years ago to help me make and implement decisions successfully.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Watson Jan 18, 2022
Three Key Areas Where Boards Can Have an Impact in 2022: A Letter from Liz Watson

Happy New Year! As we welcome in the new year, my inbox is filled with publications telling directors what they

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Watson Jan 10, 2022
WATSON Continues to Expand Ontario Presence

We are thrilled to continue WATSON’s expansion in Ontario!

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Elizabeth (Liz) Watson Oct 29, 2021
Good Governance is Not About Rules, Votes and Control

Have you, like me, been glued to the Rogers saga playing out in the media? As a lawyer, mediator and

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Watson Oct 28, 2021
WATSON Becomes a BC Benefit Company

WATSON is thrilled to be part of the first wave of BC companies to become a Benefit Company. This further

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Watson Oct 26, 2021
October is Women's History Month

The theme this year is Women Making History Now. As a woman-founded, woman-led firm, WATSON is proud to champion history-making

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Watson Sep 01, 2021
What makes a Great Director Orientation

Ask any new director about their orientation process and you’re likely to hear: “it was helpful but it was

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Watson Mar 08, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021

The 2021 International Women’s Day theme, #ChooseToChallenge, is a call to act against bias and inequality, celebrate women’s achievements,

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Watson Feb 04, 2021
The Broken Chair

Think about the chair at the head of your boardroom table. Is it shiny and new with lots of useful

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