Catalyst Accord: Women on Corporate Boards in Canada

Call to Action — 

As corporations compete around the world for market share, ideas, and talent, it has never been more evident that women leaders are essential to business success. 

In recognition of this reality, initiatives to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards of directors have been put in place in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia. These measures—which range from mandated disclosure of diversity policies to self-imposed objectives to quotas for gender-balanced board representation—are motivated by compelling research showing that gender diversity can benefit corporate decision-making and business results.  

Canada—a country that counts diversity as a core value—is noticeably absent from the global boardroom diversity movement. read more...