Our latest report indicates there are clearly still significant challenges in terms of achieving more acceptable levels of female participation in the C-Suite. But we are cautiously optimistic that real progress is within reach, if the right strategies are employed and if people of good will – men as well as women – strive to make it happen.
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.
Through Jay Rosenzweig and his team continuing to do the important work of measuring and analyzing the progress of women in the workplace, we will have a reminder to constantly change our approach to maximizing the output from women so that we not only compete but elegantly conquer.
We see from studies such as the Rosenzweig Report that although Canada has experienced growth in recent years in the number of women appointed to senior ranks, the proportion of top female executives has climbed more slowly.
Despite positive change, and excellent diversity champions and initiatives underway, the stats in the Rosenzweig Report are a necessary call to action that we need to do more to move the dial in Corporate Canada.
It is exciting to see the ratios changing in the Rosenzweig Report. Companies that reimagine work from a women’s perspective position themselves for future success as they unlock engagement from this huge segment of the workforce and economy.
From being the first Canadian bank to promote a woman to a Branch Manager role to our focus on increasing the number of women in leadership roles across our business, we are proud to support female leaders and the Rosenzweig Report.
The Rosenzweig Report shows the need for equity in leadership positions at the top of our organizations. Our businesses would be stronger, more nimble and more sustainable.
As a member of the joint Canada-United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, I rely on the Rosenzweig Report for key metrics and an annual reminder for how much productivity we can unlock by empowering women in business.
The Rosenzweig Report shows the need for significant effort, changes and commitment from both male and female leaders and CEOs to create a world where both our daughters and sons will have an equal chance at significant leadership positions.
This will not only be a benefit to women but also to our society. The Rosenzweig Report shows we have to continue to work together for the growth of our businesses, to position Canada in international markets in order to contribute to creating a better world.
Businesses are beginning to wake up to the fact that investing in women gives them a competitive edge. Cultivating female leadership isn’t a feelgood corporate program; it’s a business opportunity. The Rosenzweig Report is required reading for companies that are ready to get serious about this opportunity.
When it comes to the basketball court what matters is how good your game is, and we see increasingly through the Rosenzweig Report that the business world embracing this meritocratic ethos is critical to success.”