Why are more women not pursuing leadership roles?

How do women find out about new Director and Executive C-suite opportunities when they become available? More often than not when boards are seeking new directors, they look within existing networks (traditionally referred to as the boy's club).
96% of Canadian CEOs opposed the idea of quotas in 2011. So what are the alternatives to bring more women to senior executive roles? Where can women find the sponsors, mentors, tools and programs they require?
In past years, the process has been primarily a voluntary initiative for women — on non-profit boards that is. The Canadian ratio of women on corporate vs. non-profit boards is approximately 20:80 and progress is therefore, insignificant — until the Catalyst Accord that is.  read more...