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EP235 Secrets of Effective Board Governance with Liz Watson

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP235 Secrets of Effective Board Governance with Liz Watson
With more than 35 years of experience as a lawyer and over 15 as the top advisor to committees and senior executives, Liz Watson was named as one of the Top 100 Influential Women of British Columbia and one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is the president and CEO of the largest governance firm in Canada, WATSON Inc., where they assist with recruitment, organizational framework, feedback to people, and governance training and consulting.

Liz joins me today to share the secrets of effective board governance and how good management affects corporations, communities and, ultimately, countries. She explains how her company helps organizations perform better and shares some game-changing principles that would undoubtedly take your governance to the next level.


“Good governance means we have smart people. We are aligned on where we’re going. We know who makes decisions about what. And we have processes set up that we can make really good decisions on the board level. ” – Liz Watson


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:


  • How Liz got started in her line of work
  • The definition of governance
  • The primary role of the board of directors
  • Why corporations have more impact than governments in many cases
  • How governance changed since 2001
  • What Governing With Intention is and how it came to be
  • Vital principles in Governing With Intention and why they matter
  • How these principles affect and shape her as an entrepreneur
  • Factors that contributed to her success


Liz’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:


  • The relationship between the board and the management team is so important in figuring out how they make decisions together.
  • Speak up about matters you feel strongly about.
  • As you deliver smart and top-notch content, make sure it’s also presented beautifully.


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