Women in Leadership: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Worship Leader: Alison Konrad
March 8 is International Women’s Day, but still, in March, 2022, there were more Canadian CEOs named Michael (7) and Mark (6) than female CEOs (5). Women now hold 26% of board seats among all TSX-listed companies, a number that has slowly increased over the years. Finance scholars have generated over 100 rigorous longitudinal studies examining what happens when boards become gender-diverse, as well as a dozen studies of the impact of race/ethnic diversity on boards. Findings are fascinating and suggest new opportunities for enhancing Canadian innovation, ecological responsibility, and employee well-being.