Women now hold one in five corporate board seats in Canada

Jan 13 2015 Tags: board of directors, boards, canada, census, corporate, directors, female, gender, global, sitatthetable, woman, women, womenonboards, world

by Carol Toller - Jan 13, 2015 - www.canadianbusiness.com — 

Numbers aren’t meeting targets yet, but “momentum” is encouraging

How does Canada compare to the rest of the world when it comes to female representation on corporate boards? Not as well as global frontrunner Norway, where women hold 35.5% of seats, but not as bad as laggards like Australia, Ireland and Portugal, all of which top out at 13% or less. In Canada, women hold 20.8% of board positions, according to the results of a new global census conducted by Catalyst. read more...


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