Sharmila Setaram

Candidate - Director-at-large

I am currently the Vice-Chair of the National Board of Directors for Equal Voice.

I am running for a second term because the 2019-2021 Board will be responsible for developing a new strategic plan and set of organizational values. This work is critical and I want to be part of shaping the future direction of EV.

This work will require strong governance experience and commitment to women’s leadership in politics, and I have both. I have extensive governance and leadership experience drawing on international leadership roles, and tenure as President of the Board of Amnesty International Canada E (2013-2016). I have been a candidate for city council and worked on campaigns. In the day, I am a human resources professional in the water and wastewater industry.

Select EV Board Contribution (2017-2019)

  • Chaired the Executive Director Search Committee and led the board through a 4 month search process, ED hired in April 2019.
  • Chaired the Governance Committee and led the board through bylaws reforms to develop a board structure that is more functional, inclusive, and in compliance with federal law.
  • Board Liaison on human resources matters under EV’s Respectful Workplace Policy.
  • Supported the creation of EV’s first Board Equity Committee.

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