Gender equality is a foundational principle not only of a just society but one that is also compassionate and humane. It will be a celebratory moment when the Rosenzweig Report shows we have achieved gender equity in corporate leadership
The success of Toronto and Canada will ultimately depend on our ability to attract and keep talent. The Rosenzweig Report highlights the most sensible place to start is with the biggest of all of the underrepresented groups, namely women.
Women’s engagement in decision-making is essential to the success of Canadian businesses, and at the core of our values of diversity and inclusion. While Canada can be proud of its history, the Rosenzweig Report shows that we have more work to do.
For 11 years, we’ve been tracking the number of women in leadership roles at Canada’s 100 largest publicly-traded corporations and equality remains a pipedream. Where Trudeau’s cabinet is 50-50 men and women, the top executives of Canada’s 100 largest publicly-traded companies are 92 percent male and a paltry 8 percent female, a slight drop this year over last year’s results.
Rosenzweig sees a huge opportunity to close the gender gap in the C-suite and organizations have a significant role to play here.
It is fortunate that we have the Rosenzweig Report on Women in Leadership Roles in Corporate Canada. It sets the record straight that corporations need to be much more aggressive in promoting women to top positions.
The Rosenzweig Report shows an urgency for both the private and public sectors to address this alarming and persistent imbalance with every tool available.
I am hopeful that research like the Rosenzweig report will continue to inspire and push companies to realize they need to do more and that diversity brings measurable benefits to shareholders.
The Rosenzweig Report shows that Canada lags when it comes to gender diversity in corporate leadership and this comes at a cost to the competitiveness of our economy.
While the Rosenzweig Report shows there’s more work to do, I’m confident that with such strong talent across many industries, we’ll continue to see more women excel in executive roles.
The Rosenzweig Report shows the number of female directors in Canada now exceeds 20 percent so I’m confident the number of women in the executive ranks will begin to increase at a faster pace as the pipeline continues to develop and companies continue to focus on the value of diversity.
I am encouraged by the leadership we have seen in Canada coming from men like Prime Minister Trudeau and Jay Rosenzweig, who bring the issue of gender equality to the forefront.
We all know the old saying that what gets measured, get’s done. Let’s hope the Rosenzweig Report keeps moving the yardsticks.
The Rosenzweig Report provides important analysis about the accomplishments women continue to make as business, non-profit and public-sector leaders.
The Rosenzweig Report shows a generational change is underway as female executives are increasingly taking their place in the ranks of corporate management.
While the trend line is positive, this year’s Rosenzweig Report shows how much more needs to be done. As half the population is female, their under-representation in corporate leadership means Canada’s business elite is missing some of its best potential talent.
I applaud the progress made to date, but this year’s Rosenzweig Report shows just how far we still need to go. And not just to gain access to the C-suite, but to those basic needs that insure survival.
The Rosenzweig Report is a useful report card proving that Canadian companies are not doing enough to promote women into the highest levels of corporate leadership.
We must ensure that the struggle for gender equality is a priority on the national and international agenda.
The Rosenzweig Report plays a critical role in showing a realistic profile of where we stand today, and, in exposing Canadian businesses to the clear benefits of bringing women into the C-suite and onto corporate boards.