Institutional shareholders have filed proxy resolutions with four major Canadian companies asking them to add women to their boards and warning they will vote against directors if changes are not made.
Forging gender equity has been far more elusive than many think, despite male leaders – in business and politics – who are working diligently on the side of gender equity. This is not simply a women’s issue; it’s everybody’s issue. Everyone has a stake.
Innovation in the Israeli ecosystem is not only in leading technology R&D. It is also in spearheading social change, where woman are encouraged and empowered to start and lead their own businesses, be entrepreneurial and pursue their ideas and dreams. As Rosenzweig says, there is still a ways to go.
Empowering women is a business need - the vast amount of research linking gender diversity to better business results is undeniable. The Rosenzweig Report is a great way to keep us all accountable for the progress that we need to make.
From grassroots initiatives in the field to corporate partnerships built in the boardroom. Like Rosenzweig, I have witnessed the tremendous power, productivity and potential of women when they enjoy full participation in the development of their communities.
Social gender equality highly correlates to higher incomes, better human rights and greater individualism. What’s good for women – turns out to be good for all. Thank you, Jay, for this valuable and honest accounting of women’s status in the workplace in Canada.
Thanks to the guidance and support of incredible Canadian leaders such as Jay Rosenzweig, who works tirelessly to help advance the state of women through this important annual report as well as powerful initiatives worldwide.